Apr 042019
 

Computational thinking

  1. Don’t panic! Understand the problem
    1. Game brief
    2. Q and A
  2. Simplify! (decomposition)
    1. Pick ONE part at a time
      1. Sky going dark
      2. Sprite moving UDLR
      3. Turn off lights when touched by sprite
  3. De ja vu?
    1. Have we done anything similar before?
    2. What Scratch blocks do you remember?
  4. Create a plan – algorithm
  5. Have a go…!

Game brief

A game company would like you to make a WW2 blackout themed computer game featuring, the landscape of a UK city threatened by the Blitz.  The aim is to put up blackout curtains in the daytime before nightfall so that the bombers will pass harmlessly overhead during the night.  Successive screen will become harder with more windows to cover and bigger buildings.  Wardens will be patrolling.  You may have to find or buy blackout material.  Depending on how completely you blackout the city, bombs will fall.  How long can you keep your city from being destroyed – a percentage score could drop after each night of bombing….

 

Mar 202019
 
  • Discuss CT principles poster
  • Game brief
  • Work through principles…
    • 1 Questions and answers, notes
    • 2 Break it down, steps
    • 3 In Scratch – remind yourselves of blocks
    • 4 Steps to blocks
    • 5 Try
    • 6 Evaluate

 

Game brief

A game company would like you to make a WW2 blackout themed computer game featuring, the landscape of a UK city threatened by the Blitz.  The aim is to put up blackout curtains in the daytime before nightfall so that the bombers will pass harmlessly overhead during the night.  Successive screen will become harder with more windows to cover and bigger buildings.  Wardens will be patrolling.  You may have to find or buy blackout material.  Depending on how completely you blackout the city, bombs will fall.  How long can you keep your city from being destroyed – a percentage score could drop after each night of bombing….

 

Jan 172019
 

Work through these videos in order.  Don’t forget to save!

  1. Video tutorial – seeting up page links in j2e5
  2. Video tutorial  – setting up page links in Scratch
  3. Video tutorial 2 – using page numbers as links in j2e5
  4. Video tutorial 2 – Making page links and hiding links in Scratch
  5. Video tutorial 3 – Show what page we’re on – in Scratch

Now you have set up the links for an eBook in j2e5 and Scratch.

Using your knowledge from your Roman topic, create the content for your eBook.  Choose a small topic, eg Roman Food.

  1. An attractive title page
  2. 3 more pages of information with one sentence on each and a picture.
    1. Whe you search for pictures – use “Images – tools – usage rights – labelled for non commercial use
Jan 142019
 

(Y5 + Spruce only) Signing up…again

  • We need to sign up again…
  • This time, we will have username of the form: ab16-1stm
  • I will send you a link to get to your class sign up page

In Scratch

  • Complete a range of tutorials to learn different skills in Scratch 3
  • Make a j2e5 page called Scratch 3 skills
  • Add learning conversation to record what you have achieved today.

**Can you record a sound?  You may need to allow access to the microphone…

Jan 072019
 
  1. Go to Scratch:  https://scratch.mit.edu/
  2. Click “Start creating”
  3. Watch the intro video
    1. What is different in Scratch 3?
    2. What is the same?
    3. What did you remember? What is new to you?
  4. Click “Tutorials” – start with “Animate an adventure game”
  5. If you finish that one, develop it, or try another tutorial.
  6. How could you use Scratch for a topic based project?
  7. Save your work to your Google Drive.
  8. You could also try Y4 task – hyperlinked pages in Scratch – a way of setting up an interactive ebook with linked pages in scratch.

 

Nov 052018
 

I will be starting a new club on Tuesday lunchtimes for Y5/6.  We will be programming Microbits:

If you are interested, please comment on this blog post including your name and class by Friday 9th November.