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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy


What if you were a guardian of the galaxy? Protecting earth from asteroids and meteoroids. Studying and finding out facts about if aliens are real or if there is life on mars. Truth is no one knows, but this term Pt England school are learning about the Galaxy. Each team is studying a different part of the galaxy which we got to share with each other at this morning's Immersion assembly. Guardians of the galaxy, our terms topic. Here's what our school this term is all about!

Most informative - Team 4
At today's immersion assembly, the most informative item to me was Team 4. The reason I think this item gave the most information is because the short film they made showed the most detail and set a picture in my mind about what they were trying to make us understand. Their item was about earth and about how the world is slowly starting to die. 3 brave astronauts from team 4 traveled into outer space, each to visit one different planet to see if life could be found or not. All attempts failed but all of team 4 are focusing this term on learning about the Mars mission and also about survival on other planets.

Most entertaining - Team 5
The most entertaining item to me was Team 5. The reason I think this item was the most entertaining was because there was more movement then any other items. The item started off with all of  Team 5’s teachers standing on the stage with a musical instrument. When their item started Ms Judd started singing a song that Mr Wise Men had written himself using a Moana instrumental. It was a song all about space and the different planets.

Looking forward to this term?

I am looking forward to learning more about our topic and also about what and how space and the things in space help our world. All of the teachers decorated their rooms with stars or with rockets or with short facts so I am also looking forward to reading other students blog posts.

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Scratch Reflection

WALT:  Create a game on scratch 

This term in extension we were focusing on code, specifically Scratch code. Scratch is a website which allows you to make your own games using code blocks. Our extension group was split into groups of 2 or 3 our goal was to make a game with 3 levels in it. Each level getting harder we had to do everything ourselves. My partners were Presayus and Venetia. We all had something to do in the making of the game but most of the code was done by Presayus while me and Venetia stuck to drawing the backdrops and the sprites/characters. 

One of the highlights for this term would be learning more about code and learning about some blocks I didn't know how to use. Like using the X and Y to make the sprite move of even broadcasting to another level. 

There were a lot of challenges in the making of our game, learning was defiantly the hardest part about this. We didn't know what most of the blocks we used meant. I took time but finally we were able to complete 2 of our levels. Level 3 was the hardest level because we didn't know what to use as a backdrop and we also didn't know how to make the level more complicated. 

Image result for scratchLevel 1 is a simple maze that you have to get through without touching the outlines. Level 2 is a shooting level you have to shoot the enemies that are trying to kill you, if you are touched by one of the enemies you will start the game all over again but if you successfully return to the rocket you will move on to Level 3. For Level 3 all we had completed was a backdrop because of the amount of time we wasted! 

Overall I think i learnt a whole new variety of things to make on scratch but unfortunately our Scratch game is unplayable as somewhere in the coding we mucked up and we can't see the problem. Here are what our backdrops look like for each level! 


Level 1 
 Level 2
 Level 3