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Fantastic Gymnastics with Dea!

Continuing from her Fantastic Gymnastics story written with Ms Wheare, Dea has recently been working on a Soundscape to perform gymnastics to, using Soundbeam.  We have used Bananagrams to play around with spelling and to help create a poster all about the sport. We have also been listening to different kinds of music and below are Dea’s thoughts on it:

Soundbeam Stories

Horace and Ned share their Orangemen creations inspired by their Soundbeam experiments.

Welcome to the Camp of Orangemen!

They are a group of soldiers who guard the Great Spider made out of bananas from the evil Domino chocolate men.  They speak a different language of veeekvorkveekaveekaveekwork and are incredibly noisy when they work.

Listen here to their soundscape:

And enjoy this video of documenting their work, exploring visual and word descriptions of the characters and playing with nonsense language and sentence structure.

Ned and Horace also give us an insight into working with Soundbeam as assistive technology:

Dea’s Adventure Story

This term Dea has been working on a project about rabbits!  We started off by identifying reasons why she is interested in the subject, working through spellings and breaking up the process of creating a story.

Making an mnemonic (a device for remembering something – in this case a spelling) of Adventure Story, we used the words generated to form a story about rabbits, elephants, oranges and umbrellas!  To accompany this story, Dea worked on a stop motion animation and used Soundbeam Assistive Technology to create a soundscape.

Behind the scenes work:

Read the story here:

Watch Dea’s animation:

Listen to Dea’s soundscape in full: