Mark Cullen

Subject Lead for Computing & Communications Coordinator


Autumn Term 1

Year 8 week 1 Unit 1: Scratch Programming – Virtual Pet

Virtual Pet

Objectives

  • Create a virtual pet using Scratch. 
  • Use variables and loops 

Lesson 1 documents

Lesson 2 documents

Year 8 week 2

Shark Attack Game 

Objectives:

  • Stage and sprites 
  • Making sprites move 
  • Adding a score variable 
  • Loops 
  • Setting the sprite’s position 

Lesson documents

Year 8 week 3  Finishing the virtual pet 

Objectives

  • Hunger 
  • Health 
  • Happiness 
  • Appearance 
  • Intelligence 

Lesson documents

Year 8 week 4

Unit 2: Coding in Python

Objectives

  • Learn how to write a simple program in Python that uses variables

Lesson documents 

Year 8 week 5

IF statements 

Objectives

  • Learn about how and why IF statements and selection are used in programming. 

Lesson documents

Year 8 week 6 Insult-O-Matic 

Objectives

  • Re–apply what has be learned in programming to a new programming problem.

Lesson documents

Year 8 week 7 While Loops 

Objectives

  • Learn about how and why WHILE loops are used in programming 

Lesson documents