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2 Course resources available from What is Scratch? How does Scratch fit into the Computing PoS? Progression in Computing Plenary

3 Scratch is an educational programming language [ and multimedia authoring tool that can be used by pupils, teachers, and parents for a range of educational and entertainment constructivist projects

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5 Go to the Scratch course page on epicts.org Download the Scratch task resource. Work through the task to create a simple game. Don’t forget you can also go to to learn more! Be prepared to feedback on how you would use develop this in a KS1 classroom.

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7 Aims of the Computing PoS: The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils: can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

8 Pupils should be taught to: understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions create and debug simple programs use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content recognise common uses of information technology beyond school use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.

9 Understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions.

10 To be able to create and debug simple programs Definition: Debugging is a methodical process of finding and reducing the number of bugs, or defects, in a computer program or a piece of electronic hardware, thus making it behave as expected. Debugging tends to be harder when various subsystems are tightly coupled, as changes in one may cause bugs to emerge in another. bugscomputer programelectronic hardwaretightly coupled

11 Understand what algorithms are, and that algorithms are implemented as programs on digital devices; write and test simple programs. algorithms

12 So what is a program?

13 sequence selection (if, when) variables iconic Gradual introduction of terminology as they start to employ concepts intuitively and explicit teaching as children progress through key stages. concrete predicting testing KS1 KS2 Early Years repetition (loops, iteration) selection (if, when) variables decompositionsequence concrete iconic repetition (loops, iteration) testing/debugging predicting concrete/unplugged/ Programming Progression role play – sequence of any activity human robots unplugged concrete

14 APP for computing in KS1 - resources

15 How does Scratch support the Computing PoS in KS1? Explore the resources on the course page. Based on what you have learnt can you design simple KS1 activity using Scratch for either: Algorithms Debugging Simple programs

16 Pupils should be taught to: design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts (http://prezi.com/oggspvojssbj/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0s hare)http://prezi.com/oggspvojssbj/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0s hare use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs understand computer networks, including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the World Wide Web, and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact

17 How does Scratch support the Computing PoS in KS2? KS2 Scratch Task: Design an activity for KS2 using Scratch Explore the KS2 resources on the course page. Based on what you have learnt can you design a KS2 activity using Scratch to support the following? -design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts -use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs

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19 Yvonne Walker EPICTs (www.epicts.org.uk)www.epicts.org.uk BSc. PGCE, Certified Naace Professional Tel: Questions?


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