Decomposition Unplugged Activity KS1

Tut, clap or jive

Age: 5-7 years

Type: Unplugged

Curriculum Links to: PE

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RESOURCE OVERVIEW:

This is an unplugged activity in which pupils create hand clapping, hand tutting or hand jive sequences of movements. Pupils break the sequence of actions down into parts and in so doing are decomposing. Pupils link this idea to breaking problems down when creating computer programs such as animations or games.

PUPIL OBJECTIVES:

  • I can break a sequence of moves down into its parts.
  • I can decompose a sequence.
  • I can say why this is useful.
  • I can say how decomposition is used when creating computer programs like animations or games.

TEACHING ASSESSMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Informal teacher assessment of pupils during main task and plenary. Focus on understanding of decomposition e.g. are the parts in the right order, do you have all the parts, where do you start/end, do you repeat any parts, can you further decompose a particular part? Also can pupils relate this to creating computer programs.

LESSON TIMING: 30 min