Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Hour of Code Lesson 2 - Seasons Greetings Card

In today's lesson we are:

  • taking an assessment on Logic & Sequencing
  • completing the hour of code activity.


1. Log into Scratch by clicking on the link below:

2. Watch the tutorials and complete the Interactive Holiday Card tutorial.

3. For inspiration check out these completed projects!

This is our last lesson together. It has been lots of fun being your computing & ICT teacher this term. I hope you continue to have fun coding in the new year. All the best!

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Hour of Code Lesson 1 - Seasons Greetings Card

The best animated cards will be shown at the 
Christmas Concert and maybe even in assembly!

In today's lesson we are:

  • taking part in Computing Week - Hour of Code
  • by using Scratch to create an animated card


1. Click here to begin:

2. First delete the sprite:

3. Next add some new sprites:

4. Bring your sprites to life with animations:

Next Lesson:

We shall continue our animated cards to include a background and more!

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Lesson 4 - Using Vairables

What is a variable?

In today's lesson we are learning to:

  • Recap what a variable is
  • Be able to use variables instead of values to create more interesting shapes and spirals.


1. Log into scratch using the link below:

2. Create some shapes and then iterate them to make spirals.

3. Replace your values with variables!

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Lesson 3 - Lopping Instructions

Click on me to create some spirals!

In today's lesson we are learning to:

  • Repeat instructions using loops like 'Repeat __ times' and 'Forever'
  • Be able to create spirals using loops.


1. Log in and open Scratch by clicking on the icon below:

2. Log in
3. Draw any shape using the pen and movement blocks.

Challenge: How could you repeat the same shape over and over without having to keep on clicking the green flag?

4. Create spirals of your shapes using the repeat blocks like this:

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Lesson 2 - Logic & Sequencing

Click on the picture, can you complete the turtle maze using only instructions?

In today's lesson we are learning to:

  • Know how to change colours and line thickness in Scratch.
  • Be able to draw more interesting shapes using these commands.


1. Click on the button to open Scratch and log in:

2. Draw a square using scratch commands.
3. Change the line colour and thickness.
4. Challenge: Can you draw the following shapes too?

4. Add your project to your Class Studio either:

7 Bricklin

7 Jobs

Lesson 1 - How does a computer think?

What does a computer programmer look like?


  • Sequence
  • Instructions
  • Computer Science
  • Programming

Meet Alvin

Alvin needs to get from one end of the desk maze to the other using one instruction at a time. Together let's see if we can help him out.

In today's lesson we are learning to:

  • Know that computers follow a sequence of instructions.
  • Understand that you can program a computer to follow a sequence of instructions using code.
  • Be able to use Scratch programming language to create shapes using a sequence of instructions.


1. Click on the picture of the cat below to get started:
2. Click on 'Create' at the top.
3. Can you use the following blocks to draw a square?

Extension: How can you use the repeat block to loop some instructions? 

5. Can you change the values to make different shapes like:
6. Make a copy of this Scratch Workbook by clicking on File>Make a copy.
7. Using the 'print screen' button on your keyboard take a picture of your work today in Scratch and paste it onto slide 2. Answer the questions.


What other pen blocks can you add to your sequence?
  • How can you clear the stage when you start the sequence?
  • Can you change the pen colour?
  • Can you change the size of the pen?


Tuesday, 5 November 2013

End of Unit Assessment

If all these tasks are completed you will unlock the safe online badge!

In today's lesson:

We are going to test our knowledge of e-safety by:
  • taking a quiz
  • making sure we have completed all our classwork
  • making sure we have attached all class work to our eportfolio.


    1. Click on your class name below to take the quiz:

    2. Once you have finished and submitted your quiz, go to your eportfolio and check that you have all your work linked to your E-Safety page. This includes:
    • E-Safety Poster
    • Communicating Safely Online Worksheet
    • Netiquette Worksheet

    3. Make sure you have written about what you have learned in this unit on the E-Safety page of your eportfolio.

    4. Click on the Cat below to head over to Scratch. See if you can remember how to make a square.