Paper Plate Skulls

We took an idea from Darrell Wakelam to make some Day of the Dead skulls from paper plates.

We then took it a bit further taking photos of ourselves in front of the green screen. In Keynote we added backgrounds, our pictures and photos of our masks.

We used instant alpha to remove backgrounds to create interesting pictures.

A bit of fun but learning about layers and opacity. We also got the images from unsplash so they are copyright free. We also read about the the Day of the dead festival.

We told Darrell we had used his idea and this is what he said:

Climate Change

We have been learning a bit about Climate Change in the lead up to COP 26.

The Biggies were invited to take part in a digital book that is being passed to schools and others to add their thought on climate change. It is  digital book and we will share the finished product.  Our pages seen me to go down well.


We will share some of the work we made over the next week.  The featured image above came from the ideas of some of the children much better than their teachers. Here is how the Biggies introduced themselves:

And here are some posters they made about how we can help do our bit about climate change in school or at home. We included them in a couple of videos we added to the digital book. Click to see bigger versions:

The class worked with a great deal of indpendence to put together all the media for the digital book. Their skills


#MathsWeekScotland Fun

A short week in the biggies, but we managed to have a bit of maths fun with an outdoor tables challenge and some tarsia puzzles. We also worked on collaborative problem solving with diagrams.

If you would like to try some simple multiplication and division tarsia, you could try these ones, print them out and mix them up:

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