Monday, 23 November 2015

Revising clothes (constructor)

This unit we are learning about some accessories vocabulary in year 6: belt, earrings, boots, rucksack, etc. But can you remember the name of clothes?

There are a lot of different activities in Constructor website. You can revise English, Maths, Science, Spanish...

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Stop Motion in Arts class (Year 6)

What is "stop motion"?

According to Wikipedia, Stop motion is an animation technique that physically manipulates an object that appears to move on its own. The object is moved in small increments between individually photographed frames, creating the illusion of movement when the series of frames is played as a continuous sequence.
Shaun the Sheep Movie, Frankenweenie, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit or Chicken Run, are some examples of modern films using stop motion technique. We take pictures and we move the objects on the scene. Finally we play the pictures one after another and we get the feeling that the objects are moving. Here you are a classic movie filmed using the stop motion technique: The Lost World (1925)

What do we need?

We have used our tablets or smartphones cameras and software. For Android devices we used Stop Motion Studio. Thanks to this app you can take pictures and create the video. With this free version we cannot add music so we needed another app like VideoShow.

Extra material for our films have been: toys, plasticine, card, paper... almost any material we thought that could be very useful for our film making. We created characters and a scenary!

Steps we followed

In order to create our project we followed these steps:

1. Planning: we divided our class into groups of three or four students.

2. Designing: we agreed on the topic of our video, the characters and the script.
Rodrigo writing the script for his video
Writing the script
3. Creation: in this step we started working on our project; we created our characters and background, downloaded the apps and started taking pictures for our video.
Modelling our characters
Modelling our characters with plasticine

Creating the backgrounds
Time to start taking pictures!
We take picture after picture after picture to create our film
4. Edition: In this step of our project it is time to edit our video and add some music to it!

5. Promotion:  Currently undergoing! We are uploading our films to online servers (YouTube, Vimeo...) sharing it with our classmates via our class blog, school website, etc.

We will soon hold our films premiere in class and analyse what we have learnt in this project, what we have done well and what we need to improve for the future.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Friday, 13 November 2015

Revising the classification of animals with cards (GoConqr)

[In Year 6 we are studying the animals in Bilingual Science during the first term. Thanks to GoConqr, I have created some cards to help my students revise the wide vocabulary regarding this topic. Pictures belong to public domain and have been downloaded from PixaBay. Down here you are the final result.]

Dear kids, can you guess the classification of these animals before you turn every card around? Once you already know that card just click on the thumbs-up icon until you know all the cards. You can do it!

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

How often do you... ? (frequency)

Dear Year 6 kids, how often do you visit our blog?
Here you are two videos to help you revise how to express frequency in English.

Finally, how often do you use the internet? Why don't you look at and listen to these British kids and compare their habits to yours?