I had real trouble finding anything for children in years 3 and 4 when planning this unit which is why I have decided to upload!
There is one smartboard for each lesson, follow the smartbooard and that is your lesson!
Mixture of science, geography and some history.
A unit of work on the Ice Palace for year 3, some aspects taken from a year 4 unit using this book.
I really, really enjoyed teaching this unit and the children did some incredible work!
I would recommend reading and knowing the book inside and out and you will get the most out of the children.
When these booklets are printed you have 8 theory lessons primarily based on the BBC Bitesize website.
Follow the bitesize online pages and activities and complete the task sheets. Homework can be completed on the homework booklet.
They have been designed to be used without computers and there are enough lessons for 1 every 2 weeks.
Hope they are useful
This is part of a series of lessons on Scratch (in the process of being uploaded).<br />
There are so many really great sites offering Scratch Project ideas.<br />
However, many tend to be like recipes - follow the instructions and you'll create a cake.<br />
The problem I find is that the students almost mechanically enter code and create "delicious cakes", but without learning an awful lot about Scratch.<br />
My goal is to get students to create a fun project, whilst at the same time learn how the instructions work and fit together.<br />
To this end, I use the following approach:<br />
- break the project down into manageable chunks<br />
- present students with "pseudo-code" for each chunk<br />
- provide students with the Scratch commands to implement the pseudo-code, but jumbled up<br />
In this way, students learn about pseudo-code (a VERY important part of coding), and have to understand the Scratch instructions in order to sequence them to correctly match the pseudo-code.<br />
The lessons comprise:<br />
1. a PowerPoint with introductory slides, together with the project instructions<br />
2. a Word document with the PowerPoint instruction slides printed 2 to a page as a handout for students to follow<br />
3. accompanying Scratch project files for teachers that match each stage of the project<br />
Lessons in this series (in the process of being uploaded):<br />
1. An introduction to Scratch. A FREE lesson explaining all about sprites, scripts, stages, etc...<br />
2. Project I: Save the Penguin. A maze type project that adds multiple levels of complexity.<br />
3. Project II: Design a Quiz. Students create a question and answer type quiz, adding a timer, scores and other enhancements.<br />
4. Project III: Ghost Busting. Students create a game where they move a target with the mouse to shoot the ghosts. The time allowed and the speed and number of ghosts can be varied.<br />
5. Project IV: Music Player. Students create a Music Player with layers of menus for different categories of music. Audio files can then be uploaded as the tracks for each category.<br />
6. More to follow...<br />
Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions, and a BIG BIG thanks for looking (as a full time practicing teacher, I KNOW how time consuming this process can be).<br />
ALL my postings are FULLY "classroom-tested" - before I publish, my lessons are tested by both myself and colleagues, rigorously evaluated and discussed, and continually updated to maximize their effectiveness.<br />
But there is always the possibility of error and room for improvement, so do please provide constructive feedback.<br />