Crystal Flowers – PRIMM 1

Age: 9 - 11 years

Type: Classroom

Curriculum Links to: Digital Literacy

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RESOURCE OVERVIEW:

In PRIMM, pupils are first shown a sample program, and they predict what it will do when run, next the program is run, then pupils complete a set of activities to investigate the sample program, next the pupils modify the sample, and finally, they make their own program drawing on what they have learned. In this first lesson, pupils will do the first three stages of PRIMM, namely Predict, Run and Investigate.

PUPIL OBJECTIVES:

  • I know the PRIMM stages
  • I can predict what a program with repeats will do
  • I can explain what the repeats in a program will do

TEACHING ASSESSMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Informal teacher assessment of progress during the lesson. Key pupils’ knowledge and skills to identify include:

  • Can pupils state the stages of PRIMM?
  • Can pupils make predictions showing they know what will be repeated by a loop?
  • Can children make predictions or answer investigate questions showing they know a value controls the number of times a count-controlled loop runs?
  • Can children identify an inner and outer loop?
  • Can children make predictions or answer investigate questions showing they understand the relationship between inner and outer loops?

LESSON TIMING: 60 mins