Year 5 kicked off their new Computing unit, We Are Bloggers, by using mind-mapping app Popplet to brainstorm their ideas for this term. In the next few weeks, the Turtles and the Meerkats will be writing blog entries for the school website on subjects of their choice.
The process will require careful planning and selection of different media to create an interesting blog entry which will aim to encourage discussion and constructive criticism. Hopefully by the end of the term, we will be able to appreciate blogging as a useful medium of communication and a great platform for us to write expressively.
Today we identified these skills as essential to a successful unit. We also highlighted the importance of e-safety. The pupils blog entries will be visible to all internet users so we must be careful not to share personal information or inappropriate content.
Here are some of the brainstorms we produced today. Look out for our blog entries soon and make sure you get involved by replying!