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Scratch Progression Resource

A collection of Scratch projects, organised by CS concepts covered, and ideal for scaffolding learning for students with special educational needs.

Catherine Elliott

Created by Catherine Elliott
last edited Feb 08 2019 by Catherine Elliott


This collection of Scratch projects has been created to support students learning to program in Scratch, in particular those with special educational needs. However, they will be relevant for all students in primary and KS3 using the software. It is organised according to the following categories:

  • Sequence
  • Input
  • Repetition
  • Selection
  • Variables
  • Other

This is a suggested order of learning about the computer science concepts, with a range of topics, e.g. through games, music, stories, quizzes and art. In each category there are different types of activity:

  • Explore - completed programs to explore, predict what happens and identify key concepts
  • Extend/Modify - programs with initial code completed for students to modify or extend and create their own versions
  • Order - these programs contain the code blocks required, but they need to be put in the correct order for it to work
  • Debug - complete programs containing a number of errors to be identified and corrected

This provides a way of supporting a range of students working at different levels, using a Use-Modify-Create approach, or the PRIMM model. More activities will be uploaded over time.

The resource can be found at http://sheffieldclc.net/scratch/

Level: Beginner

Teaches: Sequence, Input, Repetition, Selection, Variables

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