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How Can we Help Reduce Our Impact Upon the Environment?

Hi all,

Do you ever think about the amount of rubbish we create each and every day? I know I do. Especially the amount of plastic that finds it’s way into the oceans.

After listening to Ms Robleh and Nacho’s amazing ‘Earth Hour’  assembly to the Y5s on Friday, I truly feel we should all start to reduce our impact on our wonderful planet as much as possible. Below is a clip from the fantastic BBC series ‘Blue Planet 2’. It breaks my heart to see the whale trying to eat a plastic bucket – thinking it’s food!

Lots of you had some wonderful ideas about how we can reduce the amount of materials and resources we waste. Think about all the excellent ideas in the assembly and share some of them on here. It all starts with one person… you.  If it grows and grows it can become millions or even billions of people – and then we can really have a positive  impact.

An Extra Scratch Video

Hi there,

Here’s another video about how to create a points scoring system and how to gain points by ‘picking up’ or changing certain sprites in your maze.

This is an extra challenge and you should only be attempting this if the 2 players (sprites ) are working correctly, the 3rd sprite is automatically pointing and moving towards the first sprite and the sprites don’t move through the platform (minimum S2S).

If you make any games with the online version of Scratch 2.0, please show me them. They could be used for the Digital Learning competition too!!!

Digital Learning Day Competition

As it was digital learning day last week, we’ve decided to have competition. It can be absolutely anything – a keynote, Scratch game, iMovie, PowerPoint, Prezi… anything. And what’s more, it can be about anything you want; technology, dogs, space, football, ballet… anything. The due date will be after Easter and there will be a small prize.  Good luck!!!


Y5 Scratch – Adding a Timer

Here’s a very short video about how to add a variable (something that changes). In this case it’s a timer. Only try this if everything else is working perfectly please.

Pepo’s Excellent Enthusiasm!

Here are some photos of extra work that Pepo in Y6A has done in his spare time. I absolutely love it! Remember, if you do anything interesting – please share it with us all. Also, what do you think of Pepo’s science work? I particularly like his working periscope.  With his excellent attitude, I’m extremely  confident he will be very successful when he goes to Secondary.  Well done Pepo!!!



Y5 Scratch – Creating a Second Sprite.


Here is the video for this week. Don’t forget to listen to the strange phrase.

And here’s an extra video to show how to create a sprite that will automatically follow the other sprite. If you are finding it tricky to get the activities done in class – then you don’t have to watch this one. It’s an extra challenge!



Y5 Scratch – Week 4 ‘blocking’ the platforms


Here’s your homework for this week. It seemed like everyone watched the video last week, however lots of  people didn’t watch it completely! Please make sure you watch until the end, then we can start coding straight away in the lesson. There is an unusual phrase somewhere in the video for you to look out for. I will be asking about it in class.

Y5 Scratch Project – Week 3 Backgrounds

Hi everyone,

Here is the next video. Obviously, I don’t expect you to remember all of it, but you must watch it all! It is part of your homework. Then in class we can get straight on with the coding and I don’t have to do any talking at the beginning of the lesson.

Remember, you can always have a play around with the Scratch MIT on-line version. There is also a free app for your iPad that is called Pyonkee. It is similar to Scratch, but I find it much easier to use a PC or laptop for this kind of project.

Have a lovely weekend.

An Optical Illusion – Refraction of Light (bending)


Here’s a little video of an optical illusion from Malena,  Carlos, Lucas & Nuria in Y6A. It’s very interesting… but can you explain what is happening? Maybe a photo of a diagram or another video would explain it better (put it in the ‘Mr Fraser – work for the blog’ folder in Google Drive). A purple form for the best explanation!

Well done Malena,  Carlos, Lucas & Nuria!


Congratulations Carlos!

Well done Carlos Y6C!!! Amazingly, he won a competition, for Valencian pilota, that included participants from the whole of the Valencian community! He must be so proud. I would imagine that he has had to show lots of perseverance (the value on the wall to the right of him) to achieve this.

Remember, if you have any achievements that you would like to share with us, please let us know and we can show how wonderful you have been on the blog.

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