## Highlights of the Week 10 Mar 2023

The Biggies did a great job working with the primary 1 & 2s in our ‘makerspace’ this week. Last week they helped the wee one design a mythical creature and this week we got to tether to create cardboard versions. We shall makes these into 3D creatures in the next couple of weeks.

In maths we had a Scratch Challenge:

Scratch Shape Challenge

Josh did a great job, including working out how to use messaging to stop sprites deleting other sprites drawings:

We saw a different sort of shape with this triangle in the playground:

## Scratch Challange

This week we had a scratch challenge.

I asked the children to make a sprite in scratch that would draw a random rectangle every time it was clicked. Bonus points for asking what the Area was and then checking the answer. Lots of us managed to work out how to draw random rectangles, but Kaitlyn was the first one to get a working solution.  She used lots of skills, using variables, comparison, repeats and operations! She show she was a problem solver and and independent learner.

The Green flag will give you a new question.

## Save The Sharks COP 26  Code Along Project

The Biggies joined in the @digilearnscot and @CodeClubScot COP 26  Code Along Project. We joined in a Teams call with Schools from across Scotland to create a game in Scratch. This week we added some finishing touches to the games and published them. You can play them by clicking the thumbnails below.

## Butterfly Gardens

Yesterday the Biggies joined in with 3000 other children learning Scratch from an expert. This was part of @digiLearnScot and @CodeClubScot’s #COP26 ‘Code-Along’ you can click on the thumbnails to see the results.

The topic was around the importance of polinators like butterflies and beets.

This was a great refresh of our Scratch skills, covering random and forever loops.

You can see some of the children’ animations in action by clicking the thumbnails.

## Function Machines

The Biggies have been learning about Function Machines during maths. They made their own machines using scratch.

Here are links to the first ones finished, click through and see if you can guess or work out what the functions are:

## Function machine – David

We will add more machines next week.

The Biggies are makeing some Advent Calendars with Scratch:

Click the names to see the animations. More will be added next week.

## Christmas drawing

This is my elf on the shelf that I drew.