Here is a rough outline of what I have in mind for Year 5’s ICT lessons for the first half of the Michaelmas term. I am going to ask the children to create a calendar that can then be sold at the school’s Christmas Fayre (Or in the School Shop on the High Street if that project comes to fruition). Creating a calendar could be quite a simple task but I want to take this simple task and expand it so that the children get chance to use and develop some higher-level skills. I will ask them to begin with the month of their birth and then research that month in order to gain inspiration for an original piece of artwork that they will go on to create. I am thinking of setting up a Google Docs form to ask questions such as “Find 5 famous people born in that month” and “Where did the month’s name originate from?” I will then ask them to use some of the information and images they find during their research to create an original piece of art using PhotoShop. The calendar will then be created using either Publisher or www.bighugelabs.com.