Canoeing at Ardmay

Here is a video playlist of our week at Ardmay!

Coding using Scratch

Today I made a scratch coding interaction between two sprites that I made and the sprites were Knuckles and Shadow from Sonic. I think this will help me in the future if I wanted to code a game and have a career in that sort of thing. The skills I was using were planning and organising because I had to plan what I was going to do with my interaction. I had to think creatively and make an interesting script.

code 2#

What I found difficult was making the sprites and coding them to do what I wanted them to do. The way of how I overcame the difficulties was by keep on trying and just keep on looking carefully and what code I had used and then you will eventually get it right. I knew I was successful by testing to see if it works and by finishing the sprites but I was there for a bit trying to see if it would work! I really like my code and I am going to build on it some more.


Photoblitz #DLW03

P7’s homework his week was to take part in Digital Learning Week’s Photoblitz task #dlw03  Here are some photos that have been tweeted to me! Well done everyone!

My Pixel Art

As part of the Digital Learning Week tasks, I created a pixel art of a digital leaders logo. It included a laptop saying WPS Digital Leaders. I used Scratch to create it then used a screenshot and saved it as an image. It took me a while to make it and I did it during school. It was a challenge making the keyboard!

Here is my logo!

digital leaders logo by arianna

Outdoor Learning at Cornalees

Recently as part of our outdoor learning work, the school took us on an adventure trip to Cornalees! When we got there I knew we were going to need to use some thinking and problem solving skills  as I heard we were using maps and compasses. We were given a tutorial on how to use maps. We learned how to read, write and give instructions using maps. The instructors the gave us an activity to do to check that we had learned it and we had to structure a map by using the skills we had just learned.

Once we completed our map of Cornalees we hid a little toy somewhere and marked it on the map. I found it a bit challenging to mark where the toy is because you have to memorize the buildings and the layout of Cornalees. I found a way to overcome this challenging activity by marking the sides of the buildings in numbers. When we hid our toy and marked it on the map we then switched maps with another group so they had to use their skills they had just learned to read to find the object! The area I found challenging was reading the maps as there was no north, south, east and west on the pupil’s map I took. I really enjoyed this trip because I am now confident using maps!