This is a project that I carried out with Year 6 pupils. Initially they had to design their world and we looked at the different characters in a Mario game and their behaviours (e.g. when they bump a flower, they can shoot bombs, etc.) This was a project for pupils who had already had plenty... Continue Reading →
My latest article for the TES was written for their Lego hub which is aimed at primary teachers, who are in general new to teaching coding. You can read it in full here.
As well as uploading my own resources and sharing my ideas on this site, I also write elsewhere on the web. As a TES Subject Genius, I write regularly for the TES Computing blog. These articles can be found here. I have also written for Google's Teaching for Tomorrow hub on the TES. This article can... Continue Reading →
Help! I have been asked to coordinate computing but I don’t know where to start. Part 3: Working with others This is the last of my 3-part series of blogs looking at what to do if you are feeling overwhelmed as a new coordinator or subject lead. This is particularly geared towards primary school teachers.... Continue Reading →
Help I have been made computing coordinator but don't know where to start: Part 2 - increasing subject confidence You can find this article on the TES Subject Genius blog for Computing. This is the second of my 3-part series of blogs looking at what to do if you are feeling overwhelmed as a new... Continue Reading →
Help! I have been asked to coordinate computing but I don't know where to start. You can find this article on the TES Subject Genius blog for Computing. This is the first of my 3-part series of blogs looking at what to do if you are feeling overwhelmed as a new coordinator or subject lead.... Continue Reading →
Algorithms Unplugged: Ideas for Primary Computing You can find this article on the TES Subject Genius blog for Computing. This article looks at the importance of creating clear and precise instructions. I also talk about the importance of taking away the fear of complex language and terms, as well as providing ideas about how you... Continue Reading →
Files and planning for this unit can be downloaded here This unit is taught in Year 5 after pupils have been introduced to Kodu through the Kodu Basics unit. It is taught at a time when pupils are learning about Greek myths and they are studying these in their English lessons. This unit focuses on... Continue Reading →