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Websites Go Live!

posted 17 Oct 2017, 09:48 by J Janiszewski   [ updated 17 Oct 2017, 09:49 ]

The children in Year Five and Year Six have been learning how to collaborate online.  They have learnt all about the World Wide Web, considered personal safety issues in the use of online tools and have worked collaboratively online to refine and share ideas effectively.  As well as this, they have considered what copyright is and how to responsibly use information.  This unit of work concluded with the children creating their own webpages, which you can see in the photo below.  Click the image for a larger version.

Year Four Artists

posted 29 Sep 2017, 07:04 by J Janiszewski   [ updated 24 Oct 2017, 04:04 ]

The children in Year Four have been exploring art packages to create a range of images for their topic of Blue Abyss.  They began by editing images in Microsoft Paint and then moved onto using a range of online packages.  The highlight of the week was when one pupil had a great idea for editing images in Microsoft Paint and we all had a go.  She suggested that we could use Paint to create jigsaws by inserting an image, cutting it up and then pasting it back together.  Thank you - it was great fun!
One child explains and models the part of the lesson which she developed
An octopus is born!

Year 4 - Using the computer as an artist!

posted 3 Dec 2016, 15:39 by K Hamilton

In Y4 this term, we have been looking at how we can create digital artwork using a variety of programmes on the computer. During this lesson, we used a programme called Paint and looked at how we could create shapes (and then fill these shapes), use several different colours, generate patterns, insert pictures and edit our work. We began the lesson by looking closely at several digital and analogue pieces of coral artwork and discussed the similarities and differences. We also talked about the reasons why we might choose to use technology as an artist. Finally, we used photographs of different sea scenes, with a particular focus on coral, to inspire our own pieces of artwork. Have a look below at some of our creations...





Smart Day - Christmas Coding

posted 2 Dec 2016, 03:16 by J Janiszewski   [ updated 17 Oct 2017, 09:50 ]

It was a festive morning of coding in Y6SM today, as 35 children from across the school came together to write Christmas code.  Children began with a simple coding game where they wrote lines of code to command sprites to perform a number of actions.  After break, the children then made their own Christmas animations using the program, Scratch.
The girls successfully complete their Hour of Code
The boys show off their Christmas animation

Y4 - Active Expressions in PSHE!

posted 18 Nov 2016, 02:38 by Unknown user

Computing Club Launches at SJS

posted 11 Nov 2016, 07:47 by J Janiszewski   [ updated 20 Nov 2016, 15:03 ]

Are you ready to code?  It was a resounding 'Yes!' from the children in Year Three and Year Four this week, as they took part in the first Computing Clubs of this academic year.  Children across the school are being given the opportunity to take part in the club, where they will learn and hone skills around coding and the new Computing Curriculum.

Year 4 - Using technology as an artist

posted 3 Nov 2016, 06:20 by

We began by looking at a range of digital and analogue art and discussed the similarities and differences. We also talked about the reasons why we might choose to use technology as an artist.
We then used photographs of islands to inspire our own pictures, using a range of tools on an online Photoshop Picture Editor. We worked in pairs, using our observational skills, and these are a couple of the creations!


Year 3

posted 13 Sep 2016, 09:22 by A Woods

We have been creating posters in ICT about our favourite predator.

CAFE Digital Ambassadors

posted 10 Jul 2016, 06:07 by J Janiszewski   [ updated 13 Oct 2017, 07:05 ]

Stocksbridge Junior School and Stocksbridge High School have been working together on a project which has seen the Year 9 students working with the Year 6 students.  It was all part of a project known as 'CAFE Digital Ambassadors'. 

The children had a great time building websites and using Respberry Pi programming.  We would like to say a big thank you to the Year 9 students and Mr Bryan for making this all possible - thank you!

The children of Y6JJ eagerly await their task
The girls demonstrate their website created on the 'Pop' App
The Children of Y6ER/EK use a Raspberry Pi to create code

Y6 Curriculum - Staying Safe Online

posted 10 Jun 2016, 08:19 by J Janiszewski   [ updated 10 Jun 2016, 08:22 ]

The Year Sixes have been learning how the internet works as well as how to search safely and effectively online. As part of this topic, the children have been looking at how to stay safe online. Below are a sample of posters, made by the children, which offer advice on how to stay safe while using the internet.

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