Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Goodbye and good luck!

To all of Year 6,

Good luck at secondary school and thank you for making this year so special for all of the adults who taught you. Thank you also for your wonderful presents.

Have a brilliant summer and stay safe. Pop back and say hello every now and again. I'll be at Princess May, but I'll be popping back too to hear all about how you've been getting on. It's been an honour and a privilege to teach you throughout your Highbury Quadrant Primary School years.

For 6Q, as requested, here's the photo you sneakily took without me knowing so you could put it in my fantastic scrapbook:

G O O D B Y E A N D G O O D L U C K !

Thursday, 17 July 2008

New HQ Film Club blog

Year 6 have been so busy making stop frame animations that we've decided to create an entirely new blog to showcase them.

It's called Highbury Quadrant Primary School Film Club and it can be found here:

The first films on the site are all animations and are made using the excellent AnimatorDV Simple+ animation program. We used Windows Movie Maker to put the scenes together, add narration and create the final movie files. For sound editing and sound effects, we used a combination of Goldwave and Audacity. All of the special sound effects were downloaded from the Freesound Project.

So now you know that, there's nothing to stop you downloading the programs and having a go for yourself!

Saturday, 12 July 2008

Ocarina shop

Well done all for your brilliant ocarina performances in assembly and at the international evening!

Just in case you want to take your ocarina playing to the next level, here's a link to the ocarina shop where you can buy book 2 (or books 1, 2, 3 ,4!) and maybe even a 6-hole ocarina. Notice that you can buy the books complete with CDs so you can play along.

The link is:

Let me know how you get on:)

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Plasticine animations

We've had a busy day getting to know the AnimatorDV Simple stop frame animation software. Take a look at three of the short films that we've made:

Gooooaaaalll - by Euan and Moadh:

World Cup Wonder by Taleb, Wang Yee and Jerome:

Rocket man by Moadh:

All you need is a webcam and the AnimatorDV program. If you would like to try out the software - the good news is IT'S FREE!! You can get it from this link:

You will need to copy in the serial number from the download link when you first run the software.

Happy animating!