Human Body Animations

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Create an animation to show us how a body part or body system works.

Here is J’Lee’s Digestive System animation.

Below are some examples created by students at other schools.

The Digestive System – RegWalsh

The Respiratory System – Tim Tootles


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Advertising Strategies

Commercial companies use a range of advertising strategies to encourage us to buy their products.

These include:

  • music,
  • colour,
  • sound,
  • science,
  • fantasy,
  • repetition,
  • promises,
  • comparisons,
  • emotional triggers,
  • quotes,
  • exaggerations,
  • humour.

In pairs, visit the MacDonald UK media channel and select one of their campaign  videos to watch.

Discuss the add with your partner.

  • What advertising device was used?
  • Who is this add aimed at?
  • Would it convince you to buy MacDonalds?
  • Would it convince other people to buy MacDonalds?
  • Is it a fair to advertise in this way?

Create a blog post, on your class blog, to discuss your findings

  • Embed your MacDonalds Video.
  • Add your text
  • Proofread
  • Add your first name as the catergory
  • Publish your post.


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Fun Photography Posts :)

With a partner take some amazing photos of our school but be sure not to photograph our school name or symbol. Remember we can’t post anything that will identify our school. Only students who have returned their internet protocol forms and photo permission forms are allowed to photograph themselves. We will be using the iPad2’s to take the photos.

Please check with Ms McLeod or Mrs Brough before you photograph your friends…

We will be posting these photos to the Year 6 Blog so you’ll need to think of:

a blog title

a name for the photo

and a short description about the photo (and if you ask a question people are more likely to post a comment)

Here’s an example…

Looking through the glass window…

I spy with my little eye something beginning with…B

Have a look what can you see?

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Google Images

Hippo Image Text

Safe Searching – tips to remember

  • If you can’t find a picture you like in the first 10 rows of your results you will need to refine your search terms. For example change from hippo to baby hippo.
  • Select your search terms very carefully. Beware of words with more than one meaning
  • If images come up that are violent or too sexy or just make you feel yukky in the tummy, press the “home” button and go and tell either your teachers or your parents what has happened. They will be able to help you.

Search Tools

Once you are in Google Images click on search tools to further refine your search.

  • Size – Choose medium or large if you are planning to enlarge the image. This will help prevent your image becoming blurry or pixellated.
  • Colour – This tool allows you to switch between black and white and coloured images.
  • Usage Rules – Always choose “labelled for reuse” if you are planning to use the image online. Remember to include the URL where you found the image and the photographer or artists name.
  • Type – This tool lets you choose between faces, photos, clipart, line drawings and animations.

Saving an image

If you are using Internet Explorer

  • Decide which image you prefer and click to select it.
  • Click view image
  • Press and hold on the image and select save image
  • Remember to copy and paste the URL into your work.
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Fairy Tale News Reports

This week will will be making fairy tale news reports to add to our blog.


  1. You can make your movie using either  Lego Super Heroes Movie Maker. (free) or iMovie ($5.45)
  2. Decide which fairytale event you wish to cover.
  3. Listen to or watch a couple of news items on ABC news  and discuss the style and contents of the news items with your partner.
  4. Write a script for your news item. It will need to answer the following questions:
  • Who?
  • What?
  • Where?
  • When?
  • Why?
  1. Have a rehearsal.
  2. Make any necessary changes to make your news item clearer or more dramatic.
  3. Record your video.
  4. Save your video to dropbox.


These work sheets might help you.

Watch this introduction to iMovie

For teachers (Sample self assessment and rubrik)


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News Recordings

Today we will be recording some news articles for our Media App.

On the iPads

  • Open the Age app (free) and read through until you find an article you are interested in
  • Press the home button to minimise the app
  • Open the iTalk Recorder app (free) and start recording
  • Use a four finger swipw to swap back to the Age app
  • Read out your article using a clear voice (You only need to read the main three or four paragraphs)
  • Use a four finger swipe to return to iTalk.
  • Stop recording and check the content and quality of your recording
  • If you are happy with your recording email it to our posterous account
  • Check our Media App. You should be able to find and hear your recording.

You can download our media app onto your iPad or iPod by following the link.

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Phoster App Review

After making our cyber bullying posters and our advertising posters we decided to review this app…

Good Things…

-it’s a quick app to make a poster in

-there are lots of templates to choose from

– you can add photos, saved images from the internet and saved pictures from drawing apps such as doodle buddy or drawing pad

-images can be made bigger or smaller

-images can be rotated

-there are special filtering effects

-you can change text sizing, font and colour and you move the text around the page

-backgrounds can change colour

-posters can be printed in different sizes

-able to share posters through email

Bad Things…

-you can’t make the text boxes any bigger

-you can’t add more than one image to the poster

-the app only allows for portrait posters

Things we think could Improve the app…

-being able to add more than one image

-making all components moveable

-able to make landscape posters as well


Overall we loved using ths app. It’s quick, easy and we had made and printed our posters by the end of our lesson:)

We rate this app…

four out of five stars




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Cybersafety and Advertising Posters

Today we will be using the Phoster App ($1.99) to make posters.

Some classes will be making posters that advertise a food.

Other classes will be making posters that help raise awareness of Cybersafety issues.

We will be taking our own photos to avoid any issues with copywrite.

We will not be using any images from the Internet.

Make sure you plan your poster carefully to ensure that it is delivering the message you want.

Make several drafts.

Discuss with your partner which draft you would like to publish to our media app.

Use the Photogene App ($2.99) to upload your final image to our class Picassa account.

This will allow your image to appear in our Media app.

You can download our media app onto your iPad or iPod by following the link.

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