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:

Human triangle
Is this maths?

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.

by Kristy
by Kaitlyn McCulloch
by Lara
by User deactivated
by Rhuaridh
by Grace
by User deactivated
by Joshua Luka
by Hollie
by Hazel
by Elise
by Alfred
by User deactivated
by Rhuraidh Gordon James
by Skye
by Charlie John

 

 

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.

by Rhuraidh Gordon James
by Elise
by Charlie John
by Alfred
by Skye
by Caelan
by Kristy
by User deactivated
by Grace
by User deactivated
by Hazel
by Joshua Luka
by Rhuaridh
by Lara
by User deactivated

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:

We will add more machines next week.

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