Shapes & Crystal Flowers Repetition

An introduction to repetition using Scratch

Age: 7-11 years

Type: Scratch

Curriculum Links to: Maths, Art

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RESOURCE OVERVIEW:

In this activity pupils design algorithms to draw patterns made of simple shapes before writing a Scratch program to draw their shapes. In doing so, they learn about repetition.

PUPIL OBJECTIVES:

  • I can write a program that uses a repeat command.
  • I can explain what the repeats in my program do.

TEACHING ASSESSMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Informal teacher assessment of progress during the lesson. Key pupil knowledge and skills to identify include:
    • Do pupils understand the concept of repetition?
    • Do pupils see the benefit of using repetition commands?
    • Can pupils use repletion commands to draw shapes?
    • Can pupils nest repletion commands to create crystal flowers?
    • Can pupils debug their programs when required?
  • Formal, summative assessment of Scratch projects (pairs).
  • Peer assessment and feedback of crystal flower programs during the plenary.

LESSON TIMING: 60 min