Apr 252019
  1. Darkness
    1. variable counting down
    2. Background brightness effect
  2. Movement
    1. follow mouse?
    2. arrow keys?
    3. left-right-jump? (+ platforms?)
  3. Lights out
  4. Disable movement at 0

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….


May 182018

LF: Explore Google Forms

  1. Go to Google Drive
  2. Click NEW, More then Google forms
  3. Explore as many tools and options as you can, including:
    1. Naming the form
    2. Changing the theme
    3. Trying each question type
    4. Adding sections and titles

LF: Plan your research project

  1. Think about what you would be interested in finding out by doing a survey.  I can get children in Year 6 to complete the surveys.
  2. Think carefully about:
    1. What questions to ask
    2. Which type of question
    3. What data you want – words, sentences, numbers,…
    4. Do you need names?
  3. Design your form

Looking after data – by doing a survey, you have a responsibility to look after people’s information safely.  How do you think you should do this?

LF: Share your form

  • Allow anyone at St Mark’s to view your form
  • Find and copy the share link for your form
  • Fill out this form to share your form information
May 112018
  1. Fill out the Y6 Yearbook Form
  2. Please fill out this survey to help Wiltshire Council provide better services for music education (especially for those in Y7 next year…).
  3. Typing practice
  4. If you have time, practice some Maths or English skills