Category Archives: Home Learning Updates

Mr Bennett’s Tech Tuesday 9th March 2021

Here’s your last Tech Tuesday!

If you want to learn about tech and how to make your own apps and games this is the place to learn the skills!

All of these tasks are extra, fun, things to do, not must complete tasks, so only attempt it if you fancy it after your other work.

Quiz Time

This Friday is the P4-P7 Clan Quiz.

We’ll be using forms to answer this quiz.

But did you know you can create your own quizes in forms?

Here’s a video about how to do that. Ignore the bit at the end for teachers about posting to assignments.

So why not try it yourself?

Maybe you could set a quiz on your favourtie subject for your class and post it using the share link feature onto your class playground/kids chat or tech channel.

P6 and P7 Optional Advanced task.

Another interesting feature of forms is branching. This is when the answer you give to a question leads decides which is the next question.

Branching guide

Maybe you could use this idea to create a quiz that gets harder if you are finding it too easy and easier if you are finsing it too hard?

(TOP FACT: This is actually how Sumdog Works, If you are getting questions right it gives you harder questions. If you get them wrong it gives you easier questions.)

Have fun coding and building Digital Dalry!

Home Learning for Week Commencing 8th March 2021

Hello P4-P7

One Final Week! Next Monday we should be back in School! Have fun this week and look out for Mr Bennett’s End of Home Learning LIVE Clan Quiz this Friday morning!

It is important to note that TEAMS is available to all classes including the learning below. Additional tasks, videos and face to face meetings all take place there. Make teams your first place to look for learning.

Here are the Home Learning Documents for this week.

Guide to Supporting Learning at Home

Parents may find this support guide from Edinburgh council useful

Parent Guide Supporting Learning at Home

You may also find these guides to using teams and 365 useful.

How To Learn Anywhere Dalry

Microsoft 365 using iPad

Microsoft 365

Teams Explained

Mr D’s PE Learning.

MrD_PE EarlyLevel_Nursery and P1 PEwall

MrD_PE 1stLevel_P2-P4 PEwall

Mr D PE Second_level_P5-P7 PE_Wall

Also check out this planner for staying active MY ACTIVITY PLANNER

Music from Mrs Ewen

Click the padlet below for Mrs Ewen’s Children’s Mental Health Week music learning.

Made with Padlet

All Years

Mrs McLaughlin’s Art Wednesdays

Every Wednesday Mrs McLaughlin adds an optional art project for you to enjoy.

Here is this week’s task Art Wednesdays With Mrs McLoughlin 3rd March

Look in teams or back here on the website for the next task this Wednesday.

Mr Bennett’s Tech Tuesday

Last week Mr Bennett set his first Tech Tuesday task

Here’s the link Mr Bennett’s Tech Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Look out for a last one this Tuesday.

Here is this week’s Home Learning

 

P4 (Both Classes)

2021.3.8 P4 Home Learning Grid

2021.01.p4 Plan for home learning

 

P5 (Mrs Clements)

2021 03 08 P5 Home Learning Grid

2021.01.P5 Plan for home learning

 

P5/6

2021.3.8 P56 Home Learning Grid

2021.01.P5-6 Plan for Home Learning

P6

2021.3.8 P6 Home Learning Grid

2021.01.P6 Plan for Home learning

 

P7

2021 03 08 Primary 7 Home Learning Grid

2021 11 01 Primary 7 Plan for Home Learning

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If you need support to read this webpage or online letter via translation into an additional language please contact the translation service using this link https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages

Art Wednesdays With Mrs McLoughlin 3rd March

Mrs McLoughlin has more art for you. Every Wednesday Mrs McLoughlin posts an art project for you to try at home if you like.

This week it’s make a book

If you try it out you can always share your art with her at @LoughlinUpdates on twitter if you are using it.

Mr Bennett’s Tech Tuesday 1st March 2021

Here’s your next Tech Tuesday!

If you want to learn about tech and how to make your own apps and games this is the place to learn the skills!

All of these tasks are extra, fun, things to do, not must complete tasks, so only attempt it if you fancy it after your other work.

Heath Robinson Machines

William Heath Robinson was a cartoonist.

Now why is Mr Bennett doing a Tech Tuesday about a cartoonist?

Well Mr Heath Robinson liked to draw cartoons of over-complicated machines and techniques for doing mundane, day to day, tasks.

Here’s one of his pictures from world war one showing silly ways of doing things.

His work inspired films and cartoons, especially some of the machines in Wallace and Gromit.

Since he became famous for these pictures his name has become the name for silly, over-complicated machines made for fun. People have made examples of these over the years and especially during COVID.

Here is a video of a Heath Robinson machine made during lockdown.

Coding is normally about the opposite of complication. Normally it’s about simplifying things.

However, creating games and apps is also about iteration.

Iteration is about testing and improving what you are working on.

In America Heath Robinson machines are called Rube Goldberg machines. There are lots of videos with that name on YouTube.

(I don’t actually know who Rube Goldberg is. Could you find out and tell me?

When I do robotics, in masterclasses at Dalry Primary, iteration (testing and improving) is key to getting our code to tell our robots to do what we want.

So why don’t you try making a Heath Robinson machine yourself! Video the results and send it on teams or pop it on YouTube (with your parents permission).

Top Tips

Start at the end: These machines are best built backwards. Start with your last action and build backward in time towards the start.

Test: Test each part a few times to be sure it works the same every time.

Section: Once you have a few pieces built and are certain they work take out the starting element of that section before building the next. Or you’ll be resetting the whole thing all the time and get very tired. We code movement sections indvidually in robotics lessons.

P6 and P7 Optional Advanced task.

Making Heath Robinson machines is tricky in real life but even more tricky in the digital world.

If you think you caould try why not make a Heath Robinson machine in Scratch which at one click of the green flag makes one sprite know into another and another to achieve a task. You will probably need multiple screens. Here’s another video of a real life machine to give you ideas.

Try to make sprites that make sense and move differently, like magnets attracting to metal and balls rolling.

Have fun coding and building Digital Dalry!

Home Learning for Week Commencing 1st March 2021

Hello P4-P7

Just 2 weeks to go hopefully.

It is important to note that TEAMS is available to all classes including the learning below. Additional tasks, videos and face to face meetings all take place there. Make teams your first place to look for learning.

Here are the Home Learning Documents for this week.

Guide to Supporting Learning at Home

Parents may find this support guide from Edinburgh council useful

Parent Guide Supporting Learning at Home

You may also find these guides to using teams and 365 useful.

How To Learn Anywhere Dalry

Microsoft 365 using iPad

Microsoft 365

Teams Explained

 

Mr D’s PE Learning.

MrD_PE EarlyLevel_Nursery and P1 PEwall

MrD_PE 1stLevel_P2-P4 PEwall

Mr D PE Second_level_P5-P7 PE_Wall

 

Also check out this planner for staying active MY ACTIVITY PLANNER

 

Music from Mrs Ewen

Click the padlet below for Mrs Ewen’s Children’s Mental Health Week music learning.

Made with Padlet

All Years

 

Mrs McLaughlin’s Art Wednesdays

Every Wednesday Mrs McLaughlin adds an optional art project for you to enjoy.

Here is this week’s task https://dalryprimaryschool.com/2021/02/24/art-wednesdays-with-mrs-mcloughlin-24th-feb 

Look in teams or back here on the website for the next task this Wednesday.

 

Mr Bennett’s Tech Tuesday

Last week Mr Bennett set his first Tech Tuesday task

Here’s the link https://dalryprimaryschool.com/2021/02/23/mr-bennetts-tech-tuesday-23rd-february-2021

Look out for another one this Tuesday.

 

Here is this week’s Home Learning

 

P4 (Both Classes)

2021.03.01.P4 Home Learning Grid

2021.01.p4 Plan for home learning

 

P5 (Mrs Clements)

Week 7 1.3.21 P5 Home Learning Grid

2021.01.P5 Plan for home learning

 

P5/6

2021.3.1 P56 Home Learning Grid

2021.01.P5-6 Plan for Home Learning

 

P6

2021.3.1 P6 Home Learning Grid

2021.01.P6 Plan for Home learning

 

P7

2021 03 01 Primary 7 Home Learning Grid

2021 11 01 Primary 7 Plan for Home Learning

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If you need support to read this webpage or online letter via translation into an additional language please contact the translation service using this link https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages

Art Wednesdays With Mrs McLoughlin 24th Feb.

Mrs McLoughlin has more art for you. Every Wednesday Mrs McLoughlin posts an art project for you to try at home if you like.

This week it’s  tangrams

There’s also some optional printables in this pdf: printable tangrams

If you try any out you can always share your art with her at @LoughlinUpdates on twitter if you are using it.

Mr Bennett’s Tech Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Here’s your next Tech Tuesday!

3d render GIF by gfaught

If you want to learn about tech and how to make your own apps and games this is the place to learn the skills!

All of these tasks are extra fun things to do, not must complete tasks, so only attempt it if you fancy it after your other work.

P4-P5

Dance Mat Typing

One of the keys to finding coding and computers easy is being able to type well.

Try this BBC Bitesize Typing game to start typing for real!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zj8xvcw/articles/z3c6tfr

P6 and P7

Sequencing and Selection

Have a look at this BBC Bitesize guide and video about sequencing and selection.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkcqn39/articles/z23q7ty

Now head over to Scratch and try to put these skills to use. I’d like to see a game where a sprite performs using a sequence. This is probably best done with a loop.

But what can you do with your loop? You could use the sense functions so your character is looking for water like the Kangaroo in the video. You could even make the crocs search for Kangaroos.

You don’t have to use that story though. Get creative and if you want to link or drop the scratch file to Mr Bennett’s tech channel for him to share some examples then do it!

Here’s the scratch Tutorial page if you need any tips or ideas. https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/?tutorial=all

Have fun coding Digital Dalry!

Letter Regarding Online Attendence P4-P7

Please read the letter below from Mrs Honeyman regarding how we will monitor online attendence in P4-P7.

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If you need support to read this webpage or online letter via translation into an additional language please contact the translation service using this link https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages

Home Learning for Week Commencing 22nd February 2021

Hello P4-P7

Hopefully learning at home will be easier for those whose younger brothers and sisters are back to nursery and school this week.

It is important to note that TEAMS is available to all classes including the learning below. Additional tasks, videos and face to face meetings all take place there. Make teams your first place to look for learning.

Here are the Home Learning Documents for this week.

Guide to Supporting Learning at Home

Parents may find this support guide from Edinburgh council useful

Parent Guide Supporting Learning at Home

You may also find these guides to using teams and 365 useful.

How To Learn Anywhere Dalry

Microsoft 365 using iPad

Microsoft 365

Teams Explained

Mr D’s PE Learning.

MrD_PE EarlyLevel_Nursery and P1 PEwall

MrD_PE 1stLevel_P2-P4 PEwall

Mr D PE Second_level_P5-P7 PE_Wall

Also check out this planner for staying active MY ACTIVITY PLANNER

Music from Mrs Ewen

Click the padlet below for Mrs Ewen’s Children’s Mental Health Week music learning 

Made with Padlet

All Years

Mrs McLaughlin’s Art Wednesdays

Every Wednesday Mrs McLaughlin adds an optional art project for you to enjoy.

Here is this week’s task https://dalryprimaryschool.com/2021/02/17/art-wednesdays-with-mrs-mcloughlin-17th-feb/

Look in teams or back here on the website for the next task this Wednesday.

Mr Bennett’s Tech Tuesday

Last week Mr Bennett set his first Tech Tuesday task

Here’s the link https://dalryprimaryschool.com/2021/02/16/mr-bennetts-tech-tuesday/

Look out for the next one this Tuesday.

Here is this week’s Home Learning

 

P4 (Both Classes)

2021.02.22.P4 Home Learning Grid

2021.01.p4 Plan for home learning

 

P5 (Mrs Clements)

2021.02.22.P5 Home Learning Grid

2021.01.P5 Plan for home learning

 

P5/6

2021.02.22 P56 Home Learning Grid

2021.01.P5-6 Plan for Home Learning

P6

2021.02.22.P6 Home Learning Grid

2021.01.P6 Plan for Home learning

 

P7

2021.02.22.P7 Home Learning Grid

2021 11 01 Primary 7 Plan for Home Learning

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If you need support to read this webpage or online letter via translation into an additional language please contact the translation service using this link https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages

Art Wednesdays With Mrs McLoughlin 17th Feb.

Mrs McLoughlin has more art for you. Every Wednesday Mrs McLoughlin posts an art project for you to try at home if you like.

This week it’s animal alphabet

If you try any out you can always share your art with her at @LoughlinUpdates on twitter if you are using it.