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February 8, 2024
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Building Buildings

The class are making good progress working on their Famous Building models. Some really creative solutions and problem solving. When making the centre part of the building, we stumbled across a problem with the folds, I used the makedo tool to make folds where I wanted them to be but in the piece of cardboard … Continue reading “Building Buildings” Continue reading

February 2, 2024
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Scratching with P1-2

On Wednesday the Biggies went to Primary 1-2 to teach them a little about ScratchJr. This is a programming app for younger users. The Biggies have experience with coding with Scratch itself, micro:bits and Arcade. Both ethe Biggies and the P1-2 workeked really hard and had a ton of fun. Some of the Biggies wrote … Continue reading “Scratching with P1-2” Continue reading

January 29, 2024
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Last week’s Biggies Highlights

Well last week went a bit too quicckly for me to post this. Famous Buildings We have started another Makerspace project. The class are going to make models of famous buildings. After some research, organising groups and working out sizes and designs we started on Tuesday. The first stage mostly involved cutting big sheets of … Continue reading “Last week’s Biggies Highlights” Continue reading

January 11, 2024
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Cardboard Constructors

Yesterday we had a cardboard construction challenge as a MakerSpace warm up. The challenge was to make something out of pieces of cardboard. The target was to make the tallest or most artistic creation. The limitation was only pieces of cardboard could be used and the biggest size you could use was 10cm. No Glue, … Continue reading “Cardboard Constructors” Continue reading

December 22, 2023
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Christmas Challenge

Primary 5-06-7 had a STEM challenge yesterday. The children had to create a sledge to carry a small assortment of sweets down a ramp. We were looking for the one that could go furthest without losing its cargo and the best looking on. The Biggies are getting really good with their practical skills in the … Continue reading “Christmas Challenge” Continue reading

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