Project #1 – aMaze Game – A series of online computing lessons for KS2 from Phil Wickins at Run Don't Walk.
This series of online lessons is designed for any child in Key Stage 2 (Y3 – Y6, or even beyond!) to watch and learn from independently.
The aim is that the lessons teach the user key concepts in computing (See the table at the end of the page), whilst creating a maze game using the free block based programming software: ‘Scratch‘.
The lessons are designed to be paused at the end, showing helpful code, so that the user may follow along and create their own project in tandem with the lessons.
At the end of the series, children have the option of sharing their ‘aMaze Game’ project using the Scratch Online Studio feature, which I have set up on my Scratch account.
All of the lessons are short YouTube videos and are in sequence in the playlist: Run Don’t Walk Online Computing Lessons – aMaze game
There are 18 lessons in all, however as they are quite short, it may be possible to complete two or three in one session, depending on how long you want the children to work for.
Have a look at the first one, see what you think!