This term the children in Reception has their first session in the computing suite! They were very excited and concentrated really well on listening carefully. The children learnt to use a mouse and click and hold to draw a picture on purple mash. Some of the children even learnt to use the menu to select a clean page!
This term the children have become more confident with navigating the programs on Purple Mash. In pairs they have used ‘create a story’ to write and illustrate their own short books. The theme of their books was ‘Step back in time’ (our topic for the second half of this term) and the children thought about an event in History that had taken place. The children used sentences, pictures and sound effects to make their books interesting for the reader. The children demonstrated excellent teamwork and perseverance. They enjoyed sharing their completed stories with each other and were keen to make more books in the future!
The children in year 2 have enjoyed making their own artwork portfolio using Purple Mash. During our Art Around the World topic, the children have created many fantastic pieces of artwork and because we can’t have people in school to see our fantastic work, they have created their own online portfolio’s to share with their friends and family at home. It involved the children having to create a front cover introducing their portfolio and then a new page and write a summary for each piece of artwork. The children had to take photos of their artwork and import the photos from their tablet. Their Portfolios are now ready to view by logging into their Purple Mash accounts from home.