KS1/2 Computing - Adapted Crazy Character activity from Barefoot resources

last edited Apr 04 2017 by Peter Marshman | Created by Peter Marshman | Other contributors:

Resources created to increase active movement with primary students to create their own crazy chacterpark

These resources were used in combination with the Barefoot “Crazy Character” resources with a local primary school and have been used to support primary teachers through Computing CPD.

See: http://barefootcas.org.uk/programme-of-study/understand-algorithms/ks1-crazy-character-algorithms-activity/

**You might want to use the following resources:**

  • Worksheets for creating crazy characters (pupils sometimes work forwards or deconstruct their characters and complete the sheets backwards

  • Scratch starting program (sprites are provided) and help sheet for pupils to create an animation of their crazy characters.

  • Completed Scratch program to show an example of what their program might look like

  • A range of materials including:

    • Googly eyes
    • Cups
    • Craft feathers
    • Pompoms
    • Glue
    • Pipe cleaners

Level: Beginner

Time: 1-2hrs

Teaches: Algorithms, Abstraction, Decomposition and Evaluation


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