Moving Game

Two methods for teaching this below

1, Moving Game using Scratch Junior (USE, MODIFY, CREATE)

Pupils use and modify (make small changes) to a copy of the game to answer questions before making their own game.


2, Moving Game using Scratch Junior (decomposition method)

Pupils watch a space game and then tell their teacher what it does (decompose it) before building it with the aid of the teacher. Finally they generalise the idea to make their own moving games independently or in pairs.

Computing Programs of Study Covered

Pupils should be taught to:
-understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions
-create and debug simple programs
-use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
-use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content

Moving Game Planning as PDF

Moving Game Example as Zipped Folder (Unzip first)

You will need to unzip the example and then email it to your tablet where it can be opened in Scratch Junior. I have only tested this on an iPad.

Video to help teachers understand what their pupils are creating (Don’t use with pupils)

Scratch Jr is a free block based programming language that works on iPads and Android tablets. You can view information here and access printable blocks here.

2 thoughts on “Moving Game

  1. Louise

    Hi I’m struggling to open the examples file.
    Ive saved it to google drive but how do I open it in scratch junior – I cant see an upload option in scratch junior
    Apologies but I’m less familiar with scratch junior than scratch

  2. Tom Bradley

    I am unable to open the moving gae folder due to an error on the webpage. Please could you look into this?

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