Sep 302019

j2e5 skills

Year 3

  • Enter username and password
  • Select items (arrow tool – double click – blue squares)
  • Delete items (select, backspace)
  • Undo
  • Click and drag
  • Resize, rotate, reposition items
  • Change effects – colours, thickness, bold,…
  • Use tools
  • Duplicate items (drag )
  • Search for media within j2e ()
  • Save ()
  • Locate work

Year 4

  • Attention to detail
  • Choosing fonts
  • Layering items
  • Crop images
  • Drag select more than one item

Year 5

  • Use websites to generate content eg cooltext
  • Stretch images in j2e (shift-drag)
  • Attention to detail
  • Group items
  • Shape crop images

Year 6

  • Attention to detail
  • Independently use tools
  • Focus on audience, purpose
  • Actively solve problems

Learning skills

  • Is positive when exploring new tools
  • Has a “hands down and have a go” attitude.
  • Is sociable – ready to help, accepts help
Jul 012019
  1. Look at the Autumn Days words below – can we come up with some lines for a Summer Days song?
  2. In JIT5
    1. Create an Animate page and Save
    2. Create a Mix page – select animation and text below
    3. Load animation into mix page


  • Make a simple background
  • Characters
    • Draw a character (big) – create a stamp
    • OR use a picture from the list
  • Animate

Autumn Days

Autumn days when the grass is jewelled
And the silk inside a chestnut shell.
Jetplanes meeting in the air to be refuelled.
All these thing I love so well

So I mustn’t forget
No, I mustn’t forget.
To say a great big
Thank You
I mustn’t forget

Clouds that look like familiar faces
And the winters moon with frosted rings.
Smell of bacon as I fasten up my laces
And the song the milkman sings

Whipped-up spray that is rainbow-scattered
And a swallow curving in the sky
Shoes so comfy though they’re worn out and they’re battered
And the taste of apple pie.

Scent of gardens when the rain’s been falling
And a minnow darting down a stream
Picked-up engine that’s been stuttering and stalling
And a win for my home team.

Jun 242019
  1. On the iPads
  2. Multimedia folder
  3. iCanAnimate app
  4. Choose an small item to animate
  5. Take a picture
  6. Move the item a tiny bit
  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 LOTS of times!!


  • Keep the iPad still
  • Move a tiny bit each time
  • Make sure your hands are out of the way
  • Export to camera roll
Jun 032019

JIT animations

  1. Look at these animations
  2. Create an animation of a positive-value word, eg hope, joy, love, friend(ship), peace, harmony, unity, freedom, justice, service, kindness
    1. Could use JIT drawing to plan
    2. Difference between moving and adding animation
  3. ** Create an animation of a sporting action – could use the example sheets

Success steps:

  • Coloured background
  • At least 20 screens – maybe a lot more…
  • Very small changes
  • Red arrow = copy, add
  • Green arrow = move, replace


  1. Go to
  2. Work out how to use it and explore the tools
  3. ** Create an animation of a sporting action – could use the example sheets


  1. Log into Scratch
  2. Go to Stick person animation project
  3. On costume tab, right-hand click and “duplicate” to make a new costume
  4. Change it slightly
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to make an animation
  6. Press green flag to test; on code tab change wait 0.1 seconds to slow down/speed up
  7. Save project
Apr 232019
  1. Start a new j2e5 page
  2. Make a new table   with 1 column and 5 rows
    1. Henry VII 23 Years
    2. Henry VIII 38 Years
    3. Edward VI 6 Years
    4. Mary I 5Years
    5. Elizabeth I  45 Years
  3. Put the information in your table
  4.  Create a graph from your table by selecting it (click on top left box) and clicking the graph button 
  5. Add a picture of  each Tudor monarch – drag and drop them from this website:
  6. Add a title: The Tudors
  7. Add some facts, for example from these websites:
  8. Make the page into an attractive poster – fill the page.
  9. ** Only when you have checked the success criteria yourself and with me –
    1. Go to
    2. Choose a suitable style – royal, old-looking
    3. Type “The Tudors”
    4. Change settings – you can choose a better font here too
    5. Drag onto your j2e5 page instead of your title

Success criteria

  • Fill the page
  • Graph and chart together
  • Fact box
  • Big title
  • Even spacing
Mar 052019

LF Using j2e5 tools

Success steps

1 Finish border

  1. Finish your border – see last blog

2 Title

  1. Add the title:  EXTREME EARTH
    1. You could use the cool text website
      1. Choose a style
      2. Type the title
      3. Create logo
      4. Drag and drop to j2e5
      5. or
      6. RH click on the title – copy image
      7. In j2e – CTRL-V to paste

3 Add pictures + text

  1. Search volcano, earth, earthquake pictures in j2e5
    1. resize, position
    2. crop
      1. drag the middle blobs
      2. choose a crop shape
  2. Add words to do with the topic:
    1. mantle, magma, lava, volcano,…

4 Add name

  1. Add your name and class at the bottom

5 Editing

  1. Space things out evenly – no big gaps, pictures paced evenly
  2. Look at some book covers to help you with your design


Feb 272019

1 Making a page border with your own drawing

  • Use this video to help you make a page border with your own drawing.

Success steps

  1. Start a new j2e5 page
  2. Use the drawing tools to draw a SIMPLE picture
  3. Change colours
  4. Use group button – to make it one picture
  5. Move items with the mouse
  6. Use grid and snap
  7. Use duplicate tool to copy shapes
  8. Select more than one item by dragging a box
  9. Be resilient – take care when lining up shapes
  10. Save with a useful name


Put your name in the bottom right hand corner.

Make the page into a topic title page:

  1. Add a BIG title:  Extreme Earth
  2. Use the picture search in j2e to find pictures of the Earth, volcanoes,…
  3. Fill the page