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.
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 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.
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.