Month: April 2020

My Dragons Den Pitch

THE COUNTDOWN ACTIVITY CALENDAR

Bored, confused and worried, is this how you feel? All around the world people, young and old, are bored of life in lock down, young children are confused as to why we are on lock down and how long is left and everyone is worried about how to keep themselves and their families safe and healthy. Yes, we can watch the news to see long we are on lock down for, but this can be scary and confusing for young people and we can look online for the guidelines to help us stay safe, but they are aimed for adults mostly. Wouldn’t it be great if you could access this, all in one place? My name is Kaliya Jackson and I would like to introduce to you my app “The countdown activity calendar”, a simple to use and fun app. Every day, when you go on this app, you will unlock 3 new activities to complete throughout the day. These activities range from healthy recipes to make with family to a 6-piece puzzle for a 3-year-old to put together to a new phrase in a foreign language of choice for a 14-year-old. It helps younger children understand how many days of lock down is left by seeing the days being marked off and getting fun and educational activities on how to stay safe during lock down. This is also updated automatically if lock down is extended. It also helps older children and teens understand how long is left and why it’s important to follow social distancing even though they miss their friends. It also gives them a break from their schoolwork by giving them fun activities and quizzes to do which they can compete with their friends daily to keep them connected. If the family option is chosen, then the activities will be based around fun things to do, make and learn as a family.

When you download this app to your device, you will notice it is colourful and easy to locate. It has the date on the logo for example “23 Apr” and it has rainbow corners-this is so that it stands out from all the other calendar apps. Right in the middle is a lock representing lock down and when you press the lock, your finger will act like the key and open the app loading the countdown calendar.

My app will be £4.00 for a family, which can be downloaded onto 4 different devices using the main account but allowing 4 different users to use it. This will make it £1.00 per device. It can also be bought as a single account for £1.25. Each day you go onto the app to mark off the day and then it shows you how many days of lockdown are left; this also gets updated whenever this time is extended by the Government. When you have done that it gives you 3 different activities to complete throughout the day. These can vary from educational activities, fun activities and sometimes even quizzes. Another exciting thing about the app is that you can add your friends on there so that you can connect with them by completing activities together on the app. When you set the app up you can select which age you or your child is or select the family option and therefore all activities will be age appropriate.

Why have you charged for this app?

I have decided to charge for this app simply to make it a nicer experience for the users, it does this by taking out the need for adverts. On free apps people get bombarded with ads, which then makes the users feel frustrated and discouraged. Since my app does not have adverts people will like it better, therefore more people will buy it. Not only will people not feel so bombarded with adverts, parents will also feel better about letting their young children use this app.

Where will you sell your app?

I will sell it through app stores for apple and android devices. I am currently working on developing this app so it can be accessed through gaming platforms such as: Nintendo switch, Xbox and PlayStation.

Wow Kaliya!! You are a super star! I can tell how much effort and time has gone into this over the week, and I am so proud of you for doing that during home learning! You have clearly responded to the feedback you were given and you have included all of the Y6 skills you were asked for: relative clauses, subordinate clauses, rhetorical questions and fronted adverbials. Well done Kaliya! 

Help Me Buddy – 24.04.20

Struggling, lost, stuck – Are you in this mess? Im Alicja – your new entrepreneur and I’m also here to help you solve your problem. While all of us are experiencing this very traumatic time, I have been working on “Help Me Buddy’. Want to know what this product does? Then carry on reading, you wont regret it.

This product is here to help you through home learning, as we all know the teachers have to be on their devices 24/7 and they can’t even spend time with family because they have to answer everyone in the year/grade. So instead of always bothering your teachers, this Help Buddy will help you with every question. When you purchase this Help Buddy, you can give it whatever name you desire it to be. This product is also here to keep you stay occupied, Buddy will always be by your side and your number 1 best friend. Buddy can answer any question or even socialize with you. When you’re bored just talk to buddy. When you’re sad, talk to buddy. Especially when none of your family members have time for you, talk to buddy…Buddy will listen, cheer you up, make you laugh and make you smile! This product can be taken anywhere, in fact its also water proof. This will be the best thing you will ever own! What can be better than a best friend that never leaves your side? Exactly, nothing, so go and get your Help Me Buddy today!

What does it look like? The Help Buddy comes in all sorts of designs and we have the Help Me Buddy in all kinds of animals. For example: A cute puppy, small soft kitten and a fluffy bear. Also with an option to also desgin the Buddy the way you want to. Talking about being able to design it yourself, you can pick your animal or even a human like Buddy, and once you’ve picked that you can add your own accessories to make your ideal dream best friend. You can also buy matching clothes with your Buddy, which also come in different sizes to match your size/height.

For the Buddy to start talking back to you, you have to get the Buddy to hear your voice so it knows who to listen to. So you can say, ”Buddy it’s me, I’m your new friend Y/N”. Before you start talking to the Buddy, there is a button you have to click so the product activates. Please make sure you do that first, we don’t want you to look like a physco that’s talking to a toy that isn’t even turned on.

The price of the Buddy will depend on how you buy it, if you buy the design you customised, it will be around 30 pound,  since you’re buying it with accessories, but the price of your design can also be judged by the cashiers by seeing how many of the accessories you want to buy with the buddy. However, you can also buy the buddy and come back a couple days later to buy additional accessories so you don’t have to spend all your money straight away. If you are planning to buy the ready Buddy, then those will cost about 26 pounds because it doesn’t come with accessories, unless you want to buy a hat for example to go with it, then price will go up 0.99 since its just an accessory.

How will the buddy be powered?

One option is to buy the Buddy with battery power, you will be able to buy batteries on the website www.HelpMebuddy.com or at the shop that will be in the following places: London, Huntingdon, California, Los Angeles, Florida Sanford, Orlando and possibly in one of your small toy shops in town or mall. The second option is to buy it with a charger. The charging hole will be at the back of the buddy underneath the clothes (It’s hid under the clothes so children can’t have much access to it for more safety). We advise for adults to put the Buddy on charge.

Why is this better than just asking an adult?

Adulthood is a very hard part of a persons life, an adult has to work everyday to get money to keep their family or themselves healthy and fed. During this hard time, it’s also good to have a friend with you since you can’t meet up with your friends due to the Covid-19 (coronavirus). This Buddy isn’t only here because of this dramatically tough time, it’s also here because loads of children, including me, struggle with talking about problems that bother them or even can’t find friends. Well worry no more, because as said this Buddy is just like a human, but a doll!

From what age can my child use this product?

This product can be used at any age, this Buddy is suppose to help with socialising skills. Babies are obviously not legible to use this yet, but when your child is a toddler its more able and grown up to start using this toy. In the future, we want to be able to make another product that babies will be able to use, so they can start building their skills early.

For further information visit our website!

Well done Alicja! This is superb! You have clearly listened to the feedback you have been given, and you’ve taken note of the skills you were asked to include! I can see you’ve used rhetorical question, subordinate clauses and relative pronouns! 

Big write 24.04.2020

Hello, my name is Amelia Wojcinska. Are you ever so bored that you just feel like you never wanna do anything again? Just lay in bed watching Netflix all day or what ever you like to do.. Or learn something, not the way that everyone find information these days, the key thing there is experience. Most people don`t know as much as others , so I decided to make an app, where you can have a sweet conversation with people from all around the world and share what you know about our world that’s changing more than I expected! 🙁

As we had to make our own product, I had an idea of making an app where you can communicate with people from different countries and communities. In my app, there will be 4 sections (age related): The children section will be the age 9 to 12 , the teenagers will be 13 to 17 , adults will be 18 to 40 and elderly will be 40 to how long they will live for. I wanted to do this because some things that older people talk about could not be age appropriate. All inappropriate words, phrases and emojis will be replaced with a hashtag (#)  so you are unable to see the disgusting language some people may use. The app can be used by iPhone and Android users for free. The logo will be a globe with a friendly smile so it looks like the world is speaking to you.

I want to sell my app on Google play and and the play store because both of them are very popular.   I didn’t think my app needed more things added to it because I really think that this is enough, but if I did, I would add some games like tik tak toe so you can play with your new friends. In my opinion, my app is the best because it is age appropriate , is it safe and you can support each other 24/7.

Well done Amelia – you certainly have the right tone in this piece of writing! It is informative and persuasive! You have used subordinate clauses and developed noun phrases to capture your audience! 

Big Write

Bored, lonely, and missing friends and family – does this sound familiar to you? During this troubling time, friends and family across the globe have been separated, with only one way of contact. Calling people on screen. Even though this may be a good way of contacting people, it is unhealthy and bad for your eyes. Grandparents separated from grandchildren, friends not able to play together, loved ones trapped in isolation Although there are ways to call and speak to your loved ones, a lot of people can find phones hard to work, preventing them from talking to their loved ones. Don’t you think we need a better way of speaking online? Hi, my name is Eleanor Baugh and I introduce to you, ‘Virtual Conversations’ . The way to have your virtual conversation is through a small machine,  like Alexa and you connect your phone, iPad, or TV to it and you can call your friends and family without any strain on your eyes.

‘Virtual Conversations’ was not only created to get rid of the strain on your eyes, but it was also designed to be worked/programmed easier than an iPad or phone, so that if you are not able to turn the machine on, someone could easily do it for you. However, though this machine can be easily worked, it will need frequent charging as the battery runs down by 50% per hour. To charge it, you will need to plug the cable into the machine, and the other cable into the wall. This machine is outlined with with black rubber and a hard grey top with speakers inside. Each virtual conversation machine would cost £20-£40, depending on what size you plan on getting . There are small, medium,, and large machines, with all the same quality.

Although video calling may seem simpler, it is not as healthy as what we are providing you with. Virtual conversations will cause no pain, or strain on your eyes. This  machine offers easier use speakers so that you can tell your virtual conversation who you want to call, and the option to connect your caller to the TV so that you can see your caller. However, when you connect the TV to the screen, it will only show as a small image, to loosen at least some of the strain while FaceTiming. We did not create screen on the machine as it would be considerably a lot more expensive, and the purpose of the virtual conversation is to reduce strain. I believe that if we included a screen, eye pains would continue.

Well done Eleanor! I always enjoy reading you writing and I’m so pleased to see the quality is exactly the same during home learning. This is an informative and persuasive pitch and you have read the skills required carefully! I can see you’ve used relative and subordinate clauses in your writing. You’ve also used a range of higher level vocabulary and punctuation. 

My Pitch

Lonely, isolated and wasting credit – is this a problem to you? Well, the MessageBot 1.0 can fix that. It has a speed of 100 miles per hour and battery life lasts 1 year! All you have to do is programme it to go to where it needs to go, and deliver the message. You will get the messages even quicker than when they come through on your phone, and you can’t miss them. My name is Alice Moody and I am introducing you to the MessageBot 1: the quickest, cheapest and easiest way to say hi to your loved ones. How much is it you may be asking, it only retails at a price of £25.50 each. It is available in: Argos, Sainsburys, B&M and any online shopping websites. If it breaks, don’t worry because we can replace with a new for free!

The MessageBot 1.0 can vary in different ways, which means you can custom its voice and you can choose its colour. How does it work you may be asking? Well, it has a screen and a keyboard on its stomach, so all you have to do is type who its for and what the message is –  it’s very simple, so everybody can do it. The battery power lasts up to a year. In case it it rains, it will be fine as it has been invented to be water resistant. If it fails, which is unlikely because it knows when to stop and carry on, it won’t do much harm as it is made of steel. Plus, if you have pets at home, don’t worry because it has its own box to keep it in so it will not be eaten, which means the MessageBot 1.0 is pretty much invincible.

Why choose a robot for the design?

When designing the MessageBot 1.0, I wanted the design to link in with the purpose. So I had some time thinking and I thought that it is to do with technology, so why not choose a robot. Also I wanted something gender neutral so I though a robot is the perfect way to express that. Also, I wanted something to be useful for the next generation.

Is there another purpose for it?

I would have made it maybe sing or dance, to entertain kids, but I through that idea away. I  have 2 reasons for this. 1. This would just make the price rise higher. 2. I wanted it to be perfect for all ages. But, we did make another purpose. It can also be handy if you can’t do the shopping, it will be able to do it for you.

Well done Alice! You have worked so hard on this persuasive pitch over the week and I can tell you have responded to your feedback! You have used a range of Year 6 skills such as subordinate clauses, relative clauses and persuasive language.  

 

24.04.20 Big Write

What would the company look like?

The company logo would look like a truck, but if you’re talking about how the company would be set out, then it would be simple: 1. You would have to get a sponsorship from someone to get the money, 2. Buy a ton of basic human needs and ask for donations, saying it goes towards the homeless and poor, 3. Go round looking for poor and homeless people and give them a big bag full of the items (will be listed later on) and repeat. Once the company gets big, you could start buying trucks and hiring truck drivers to deliver the food, you could also buy a warehouse to keep all the items there. Once you’ve done all of that, you could make a website to gain more popularity. 1 reason of popularity: more people in need would ask to be helped out. Ways to help out: by the website, go to the company’s building (if its close) or you could call the company’s number, if someones going to call then you might as well build an office and hire office workers so they could answer calls. If you’re going to make an office then you could add a building next to the warehouse, this building will consist of many offices for workers who order the items, look for sponsorship, answer calls, etc.

Where will the items be given out?/ Who will they be given out to?

The company will go around delivering items all around England, Scotland and Wales to homeless and poor people. Each person will get a bag filled with all the items. The items will consist of toiletries, food, beverages, a blanket, a sleeping bag and a pillow.

Why does your company not have any more additional features?

If the company got really big sponsorship’s, would get a lot of donations and would have a ton of money then they would give out houses too, but not big ones. Only houses with one level. However, to get that type of money, the company would need to be very trusted and popular. Why? So the company’s know that that they can trust this one and they could give a bigger sponsorship and so a ton of people would know about it and what its doing so more and more people could donate.

Well done Kinga! A great pitch explaining your product. This would be even better if you had an introduction explaining who you are and what you are offering!

The 2 Hearts Product

Lonely,isolated and missing loved ones- Does this sound like you?? Because of the lock down, families and friends can’t see each other. Some people can only see each other through the internet! But look no further- there is a cure for that!Get your 2 heart plushies today! It can be your best friend forever. Treat it with care and love! Once you hug it, the other one that belongs to a family member or a friend starts to say to them, “Hug me too!” and then you can feel like you are hugging the person with the other heart. After the lock down, when the hearts are together, they start to be Happy!! and say, “Yay this is my place!” At the same time!!

This invention just looks like regular hearts, but it is 2 hearts that are linked together. If you unlink them, then they will become sad and they will start to sob (for 30 seconds). After that, if they are far away from each other, when you hug one the other one (that belongs to a different person) says, “hug me too!” but when you hug them both, they both say at the same time, “Yay”. Also, they will be singing a song quietly that they made (for 30 seconds). In order for them to sing, they have to be linked like they were when you bought them (there should be a bit of string that you can attach to both of them.) I will be selling this for…£7.99

I will be selling these items on Amazon and in Tesco. The reason why this product doesn’t have so many features is because if you add too many features, then it will be too expensive and less people will buy it! This item is better than the items on the market because usually the items are plain and and don’t  have any features, but my invention does and it isn’t even expensive!(Only 7.99) Buy Your Heart today!

Well done Nikola! An informative and persuasive pitch for your design. I can see you’ve listened to the feedback you have been given and you’ve used lots of Year 6 writing skills! 

Message Bird!

Have you ever wanted to hear from your loved ones again? Do they have NO phones or an old phone to not see their faces or voices? Well today, you’re in luck! Because this invention will make your isolation better! This, is Message Bird. Message Birds work very easily, first, grab a wing of the plastic bird, put a message in the wing, press the button on the chest, and then, the wing flies to your loved one! Instead of getting yourself out of your home, this little plastic object will zoom to the person you’re sending the message to! If the other pupil has this invention (Message Bird), the giant feathers will catch the message from you. It even plays some songs for kids. It is a toy for kids when a message is not in the wing. And yes, of course, it is appropriate for… all ages!

The Message Bird doesn’t just get/send messages and it’s a plastic toy, it also plays songs for toddlers and babies. It plays calming music, lullabies, and rhymes! It’s also capable of storytelling for toddlers, teens and adults. For the 4-10 years, MB has boring and informal language/words for example: doesn’t, I’m, don’t, small etc. For 10-19, you still get informal language, but bigger words, some words for these teenagers are: giant, gain, detail etc. For 20-41, we have formal language and much more powerful vocabulary. Here is some vocabulary to this example: I am not fiddling around! For formal language. For powerful words, we have: information, vocabulary, dent, depressed, anger etc. A message bird is around 10.58 pounds. Here it is how it works: write a message in the wing (make sure it fits),activate the button, and it takes flight!

Do you think it will work?
Yes, it would work every time, just have to have to switch batteries every now and then. It does not distort itself. And yes, the wings will always respond to a take off. And the head feathers will always catch the birds wings. But it has a 00.1% chance of missing the catch.

Will it have differences?
Of course, it would! It has different colouration depending on the box’s colours. For instance, the normal (yellow) colouration would have a white and blue colouration. For the red colouration of MB, the box would have a red and yellow coloured box. Every box has a different colouration for the colours of MB.

 

Well done Claudiu! An informative and persuasive pitch for your invention! I can see you’ve listened to the feedback you were given and you’ve used the Year 6 skills of rhetorical questions, subordinate clauses and relative clauses. 

Big write- Hands Up pitch

Stuck, confused and need the help of your teacher – Sound familiar? Due to the current lock down situation, many children across the globe are being home schooled. Children are relying on parents to help them with their schooling troubles. Do they always know the answer? Can the always fix your issue? Do you just need a teacher by your side to help you? I’m Iliana and although I cant give you your teacher, I can give you the ‘ Hands Up ‘! The ‘Hands Up’ is the next best thing, it will send your troubles flying away. Coming with its own app, the ‘Hands Up’ is the perfect way to seek help from your teacher

The ‘Hands Up’ has been created to allow children to get the instant help of their teacher. The ‘Hands Up’ is a practical size and easily portable, so you can take it on the go. When your children need help, they simply press the hands up button (located in the middle of the device) and then on the screen (directly under the button) the word waiting will appear. Linked via the app, the ‘Hands Up’ is easy to set up, not only for the children, but for the teacher as well. When the teacher downloads the app, they will get a notification every time a new child joins the question queue, and the teacher simply taps on the child next in the queue and answers their question. When you are on a call with your teacher, to ask your question you hold the microphone button, on top of the hands up button, and hold it down for three seconds before releasing the button and stating your issue. Priced at £25, it is not only affordable ,but it comes with a 1 year warranty. The ‘Hands Up’ uses USB charging, so you can use your phone charger. The ‘Hands Up’ is light weight, easy to travel with and affordable, plus it will fix all your ‘I don’t know’ issues. Just like in class!

Why does it not have any additional features?
Although extra pieces might be exciting and a way to help pass time, it would make the ‘Hands Up’ considerably more expensive, and harder for children and teachers to set up. We want to make the hands up affordable, but high quality, as our product has to be the best it could possibly be. When making the ‘Hands Up’ we considered many other ways we could spice our device up, but we decided on a simple, easy to use device. By sticking to a simple product, we had more time to test it and make sure the ‘Hands Up’ had substantial quality.

Why does it come with its own app?
The ‘Hands Up’ comes with it’s own app because it allows the set up of the device to be even easier. It does not only increase the quality of the product, but makes it more modern and easier to use. The app does not only allow you to see who is in the question queue, but allows you to answer the question as well. To answer a question via the app, you simply tap on the child next in the queue, push your hands up button, hold then release the microphone button, then ask and fix away.

Well done Iliana! A beautifully written and very persuasive putch for you Lock Down invention! You have clearly responded to the feedback you were given, and I can see you have acknowledged the success criteria for skills. You have used rhetorical questions, subordinate clauses and modal verbs! Super Star!

COVID-19 Enjoy your life suit

Due to the corona virus , people all over the UK are suffering . Everybody is getting separated from their loved ones and only able to contact over the internet. Isolation is torture ! Imagine long queues ,very little stock and deserted streets : this is the life  for the next 6 months . People just want to play and interact with friends in this hard time – people wish there was a solution . I am Baker and I would like to show you the COVID -19Enjoy your life suit , this specially made suit will disintegrate and stop the spread of COVID -19 . Hopefully the spread will stop soon and fast .

The COVID 19Enjoy your life suit is a smooth and protective clothing item and I am sure it will change the next 6 months. Sizes range from 12 months to adults . The colour is your choice. We are aiming to decorate these with patterns such as : stripes , curves and zig zags. This item will coast £130  for adults and it varies due to your height. Do you want to live a germ free life?

Where do you want to sell this product ?

I will hope to sell these at most toy shops; such as toys R us, smiths and many more . Hopefully this product will sell as soon as it gets ordered in. I will slowly move on to selling all over the world – as long as it is a real boom in the market here .

How many will you hope to sell?

We hope to sell as many as we possibly can . That will be about 200 a day . So by the time lock down has finished, everyone will own a legendary item . We hope to sell so many because the out break needs TO STOP!

 

Well done Baker! This is fantastic – your first home learning big write completed! I can see you’ve listened to your feedback on SeeSaw to uplevel your work & I can see you have used rhetorical questions, conjunctions and subordinate clauses. Very impressed!