Who gets eaten by the monster first? What does it smell like? How can we defeat it?
Just some of the questions asked for the Year 6 Monster Island project. After reviewing the Monster Island genre (King Kong, Godzilla, Lost etc) in fiction, we went about designing and creating our monsters. These beasts were created using craft materials and animated using small motors, speakers and flashing lights. Terrifying!! The children learnt to program Arduino microcontrollers and used Scratch programming software to activate the sounds and movements of their beasts. Afterwards the children wrote their own fictional accounts of interacting with their creatures.