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Cotmanhay Junior School

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Y3 Term 1 We are programmers

National curriculum content

Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts.


Lesson objectives

  1. Learning about animations
  2. Creating a storyboard
  3. Creating characters and a background
  4. Starting to animate the characters
  5. Adding sounds to the animations
  6. Reviewing and improving the animations


What we want children to know

  • Create an algorithm for an animated scene in the form of a storyboard
  • Write a program in Scratch to create the animation
  • Put the blocks of their Scratch script into order
  • Correct mistakes in their animation programs


What skills we want children to develop

  • Solving a problem by decomposing it into smaller parts
  • Making a sequence in programs combining graphics, text and sound
  • Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work
  • Debug their scripts and detect and correct errors



algorithm, animation, input, output, program, script, storyboard