Introduction to Scratch - Barclays Code Playground
Key Stage: Key Stage 2 Coding Language: Scratch Resource type: Lesson plan
Key resource information
- You will need: Laptops or desktop computers, access to https://scratch.mit.edu
Teaching assessment opportunities
- Have the children try out each other’s projects and give each other feedback.
- Is there anything they would do differently, anything they could add or improve?
- 45 minutes
- "I can set up a new scratch project and use the correct vocabulary to describe my project. I can explore the Scratch tools to animate my sprite”
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