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THE PRIMARY SCHOOL COMPUTING CURRICULUM ACCORDING TO SCRATCH THE CAT

Make a Powerful Ally in Delivering the Computing Curriculum in the Form of a Programmable Orange Cat!
About this course

This course, designed for KS1 and 2 teachers, unlocks the full potential of Scratch, an essential stepping-stone for teaching computing.

Scratch is ideal for education. It’s free, supported by a vast community of educators and has a 'low floor and a high ceiling', meaning it can accommodate your most resistant and your most able learners.

The course is practical and hands-on from the start and you'll be learning the fundamentals of computing and programming via exciting tasks, including drawing computer graphics, creating simple games, and interfacing with the real world.

Course Outcomes:
  • Getting set up with the right version of Scratch
  • Scratch and the Primary Computing Curriculum
  • Concepts of Computing
  • Scratch and the real world
  • Road-tested Activities and Resources for your class
Course Outline:
Scratch and the Primary Curriculum

Sequences, Loops, Conditionals

Events, Data, Operators

Variables

Preparing pupils for textual coding with Python

Projects to inspire and motivate

Turtle drawing

Games

High Scores

Gravity and scrolling backgrounds

Solving Problems

Reaction timer

Random name picker

Traffic Lights

Build a stop watch

Connecting Scratch to the Real World

Makey Makey

PicoBoard

Build a burglar alarm

Build a computer game controller

Wendy Imperato

wendy.imperato@dragonfly-training.co.uk

029 2071 1787

LONDON WEST
27TH NOVEMBER

£280 + VAT BOOK NOW

MANCHESTER
3RD DECEMBER

£280 + VAT BOOK NOW
Mary Chapman

mary@dragonfly-training.co.uk

+44 (0)29 2071 1787
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

“Absolutely superb with excellent ideas for teaching and learning and assessment, and some wonderful project ideas using Scratch.”

Teacher , Moreton Hall School
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

“I really enjoyed the course today: Alan is great fun and covers everything in detail. I'm coming away with a huge number of resources thanks to this training and have some fantastic ways to introduce students to coding.”

Teacher , The King's School Chester
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