5 Minute Ideas
March 14, 2016, 4:00 pm
Age: EYFS / KS1 (Reception - Year 1, 4 - 6yrs)
How to find: search 'astronaut', or go to Mashcams in the Tools section
Curriculum Link: EYFS Framework - Expressive arts and design - being imaginative
Description: Use a tablet or webcam to take a pciture and turn yourself into an astronaut, use the text box to write about being in space. Mashcams are great for sharing on Display Boards.
Age: KS1 (Year 1, 5 - 6yrs)
How to find: search 'fish', or go to Topics > Science > Animals
Curriculum Link: National Curriculum - Science - Animals, including humans - identify and name a variety of common animals including fish...
Description: Use the textured pens to draw a fish, then write a sentence about what makes fish different from other types of animals. Once you've finished they can be printed out to make an aquarium display.
Age: Lower KS2 (Years 3 - 4, 7 - 9yrs)
How to find: search 'beat', or go to 2Beat in the Tools section
Curriculum Link: National Curriculum - Music - improvise and compose music for a range of purposes
Description: Layer different instruments on the timeline to create a piece of music. Adjust the volumes, beats and BPM to create the perfect composition. Finished music can be saved and used as the backing track for other Purple Mash activities like 2Code.
Age: Upper KS2 (Years 5 - 6, 9 - 11yrs)
How to find: search 'make', or go to 2Design and Make in the Tools section
Curriculum Link: National Curriculum - Design and Technology - Design - generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through... prototypes, pieces and computer aided-design.
Description: Use the 3D model template to design a car. Manipulate the points to change the shape, and use the pens to colour in the net. Once finished the cars can be printed as 2D nets and glued together, or printed directly from a 3D printer.