The Computing Curriculum-Using Scratch effectively-Thursday 5 November 2015

Scratch is probably the most well-known software for teaching Computer Science in Primary schools.

It is free to use as a downloaded program or online and can be used to create games, quizzes, animations and more.
Scratch can be used to deliver almost all of the Computer Science elements of the Computing Curriculum, yet it can be daunting when approached for the first time.

In this course the Curriculum Innovation team will help attendees get to grips with Scratch and learn how to create programs using sequence, selection, repetition, variables, inputs and outputs. Once we have covered these concepts we will explore what makes a good game and the different genres, then use Scratch to create games and quizzes for a specific audience.

We will examine how to use Scratch to support Maths, Literacy, History and Geography and then collect media for use in our programs as well as creating our own sounds and images. We will take time to look at peer assessment and how teachers can give quality feedback, keep evidence and celebrate good work by showcasing children’s work online.

There will be a chance to reflect on what has been covered and plan for work back in school.  Teachers will also receive resources used to support the Bradford Computing Scheme of work to use in school.

The course will de delivered at the Innovation Centre Bradford at a cost of £180 per attendee (£170 for Curriculum Innovation subscribers).  To book your place please contact Courses Desk on 01274 385618 or visit the courses and events section of


Published: 19/10/2015
Audience: Computing subject leaders
Contact: Sarah Hawkins

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