Posts tagged ‘Computing’

Reading comprehension using Frogplay.

This week, some of the Home Learning tasks in Frogplay will be comprehension. You will need to download a text first as instructed in the help video.  This is how:


The download button is in the right-hand corner, next to the help video button.

Open the file and it will appear as an Adobe file frog4   at the bottom of your screen.

A way to help with the comprehension is to have the text downloaded and printed or showing on the screen with the questions, rather than switching between screens. This is called Split screen. There are many YouTube videos showing you how to split screens in Windows or Mac and even on a tablet (Split view and Active multi window).


Help videos in Frogplay.

The video option will also you give you an explanation about comprehension and some tips.

Here are some more tips:

  1. Read aloud to an adult or older brother or sister. This makes you go slower, which gives you more time to understand what you read and in turn improves reading comprehension. Plus, you’re not only seeing the words — you’re hearing them, too! You can also take turns reading aloud.
  2. Reread to build fluency. To gain meaning from text and encourage reading comprehension, you need to read quickly and smoothly — a skill known as fluency.

Rereading gives you a practice at decoding words quickly, so you’ll become more fluent in reading comprehension.

  1. Talk about what you’re reading. Ask your reading partner, the adult or older brother or sister, about words and sentences you don’t understand, before starting the comprehension activity.


This post can also be viewed as an PDF on the Computing Home Learning page.

May 18, 2020 at 11:46 Leave a comment

Hour of Code at Amazon

Thanks to our friends at Magic Breakfast, a group of children from Ben Jonson were invited to the Amazon offices in London to do a coding activity from the Hour of Code called Dance Party.

We walked to Mile End station and after a short journey on the London Underground and a walk along the street, we arrived at the Amazon offices, well on time for our session.  Jan, Tahir, Tahsin and Jan’s son David made sure we crossed the roads safely and helped us with getting on and off the train and the escalator.

James our Code Club volunteer joined us at Amazon. We all received badges to enter the building and went up in an elevator to the 7th floor. Our group was split and each group was taken to a room were people from Amazon told us about the activity and helped us with our coding on laptops.  We all managed very well and at the end of the session we were given a certificate and a sticker.

We made our journey back to school and returned on time to join our classes for home time. All of us had a great time and are looking forward to do some more coding soon.

Thanks to all the friendly staff at Amazon who supported us with our coding.

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December 10, 2019 at 10:19 Leave a comment

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