Update 08.07.2015 – Makey Makey lesson included and updated resources to show new interface of TouchDevelop
Recently, many teachers have approached me about how they’re going to teach KS2 computer science in the new school year. I remembered some of the basics I learnt when I was at school. I used a piece of software called MSWLOGO when I was at school. I have been producing some curriculums for TouchDevelop and most of these were aimed at secondary schools.
I decided that I would have a look into how I could simplify some of the basics for KS2. Key Stage 2 need to be able to carry out simple programming such as loops and procedures. I started using the turtle library within TouchDevelop and realised how similar it was to Logo. After playing around with it’s features I have managed to put together something which should be deliverable for years 5 and 6. Once you have got the students logged you can get them drawing shapes and even navigating maps which they have produced. I have included the links to the files below.
There are 5 lessons but these lessons could easily spread over the weeks depending on how you approach the topic. You can download the whole scheme of work here as a single zip file and some complimentary videos. Alternatively, you can download the individual lessons below and you can see what is covered.