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
Feb 042019

Quick Activities

  • Drawing the Internet (whiteboard and pens)
  • Online Choices Compass
  • Digital Compass (Computer Room)
  • Interland

  • What would you do?
  • Who owns the Internet?
  • Rounds – Q+A

Videos to watch and discuss:

Safer Internet Day Website



Jan 072019
  1. Go to Scratch:
  2. Click “Start creating”
  3. Watch the intro video
    1. What is different in Scratch 3?
    2. What is the same?
    3. What did you remember? What is new to you?
  4. Click “Tutorials” – start with “Animate an adventure game”
  5. If you finish that one, develop it, or try another tutorial.
  6. How could you use Scratch for a topic based project?
  7. Save your work to your Google Drive.
  8. You could also try Y4 task – hyperlinked pages in Scratch – a way of setting up an interactive ebook with linked pages in scratch.