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Using Scratch to Teach Programming at KS2 and KS3

A beginner’s guide to creating computer games to engage students and give them a basic understanding of programming concepts for computer science

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Suitable for: Teachers and heads of department in primary, secondary and special schools who want to engage students by programming simple games in Scratch.

Phases suitable for:

  • Primary
  • Secondary

Course Reference: 8232WW

Scratch is a popular, easy and free tool to create stories, games and animations with pupils to give them a solid basis in programming techniques in preparation for computer science. This course is suitable for teachers with no prior programming experience in key stage 2 and 3 who are looking to engage their students by creating simple computer games.

  • Develop your programming skills and create a computer game from start to finish
  • Identify appropriate starter and plenary activities to support every stage of the game making process; including assessment opportunities
  • Explore the System Life Cycle with your students, through every stage
  • Engage students in a fun and interactive program that will give them a relevant and complete set of basic programming skills
  • Create links with numeracy and literacy and integrate Scratch into these lessons as well as project work
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