The Superstars are continuing their exploration of different animation websites. We used Kerpoof today. This is different to some of the other sites we have used in that it allows us to put events on a timeline so we can have lots of things going on at once!
The Superstars really enjoyed experimenting with it and agreed it was one of their favourites!
The Superstars were really keen to put a link on our blog so they could find it again easily. Why don’t you try it out too and let us know what you think?
We wrote about an exciting cliff top rescue in this week’s storywriting lesson. We were concentrating on introducing characters, setting and plot.
We have used a website called Youblisher.com to publish a selection of our stories, which we discovered via Burravoe in Shetland’s blog. It lets us turn our stories into an internet book. Click on the the bottom corner and the pages will turn just like a book.
Rhys, Archie, Taylor and Harris were so excited about using Go Animate that they stayed in at lunchtime to try out their skills in animation. Here is their first group effort which they were keen to share with you.
We have been learning about Hinduism with Mrs Smith. This week we learned all about Puja, which is a form of ceremonial worship. Click on the video below to learn more about Puja from the BBC Learning Zone.
We have signed up to a site called Go Animation 4 Schools. We had fun making our own animations on ABCya! a couple of weeks ago. It taught us that we need to make lots of frames to make even a short animation. Now we are looking at other animation sites we can experiment with. Go Animate 4 Schools allows us to create and comment on each others animations safely within the school environment.
This week, as part of our lighthouse topic, we read a famous poem called “The Inchcape Rock” by Robert Southey.
The Inchcape Rock is the rock upon which the Bell Rock Lighthouse now stands. However, long before the lighthouse was built, the Abbot of Aberbrothok ( as Arbroath was called then) ordered a bell to be placed upon the rock to warn boats away from danger.
The poem tells the story of how the bell was stolen by a pirate called Ralph the Rover. A year later, Ralph was returning to Aberbrothok in a storm when his ship crashed into the Inchcape Rock and sank. So Ralph got his watery come uppance!