PRIMARY SCHOOL ACTIVITY SHEETS
The Tech Week Activity Sheets have everything you need to get you and your students involved in Tech Week!
This includes ideas for fun classroom activities covering a wide range of ages and ability levels. Don’t forget to register your activities as Tech Week Events to let others in your school and community know that your students are participating.
Encourage students to take part in this fun activity adapted from Bebras Computing Challenge! Students will enhance their computational thinking skill by solving various engaging problems. To make it better, all participants will receive a certificate with their score at the end of the challenge.
Head over here to get more ideas on the challenge and don’t forget to participate!
Thanks to Barefoot Computing for these resources. The Barefoot lesson plans can be downloaded here.
Barefoot has recently launched a new set of resources for teachers to help ease the transition back into school called ‘Barefoot Bytes’ – 24 ‘little bytes of learning fun’ which are short, flexible and interactive activities.
In this activity pupils explain the rule for a number sequence and predict which numbers come next. In doing so, they extend their knowledge of simple rule based algorithms.
There are five lesson plans and accompanying materials covering the collection, analysis, and evaluation of data.
Other External Resources
They have prepared primary school lesson plans as part of the online course ‘How to Teach Computing: An Introduction to Concepts, Tools and Resources for Secondary Teachers’ delivered by European Schoolnet Academy. Some examples on their lesson plan include:
Check out for more on their website!
Code Club is a programme run by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, a registered UK charity. They work with a global community of volunteers, educators, and partners in 160 countries to run free school based coding clubs for children aged 9–13 years.
Their free step-by-step project resources (see examples below), allows children to learn how to make their own games, animations, and websites with coding languages such as Scratch, HTML/CSS, and Python.
Access more projects here!
Scratch is a fun and interesting way to introduce software development to students, where they can create stories, games and animations to be shared worldwide.
As students create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically.
Where to start?
Get your free resources for primary aged students that consist of a digital pack containing 10 step-by-step, 45 minute lesson plans.
For more primary and post-primary students resources, simply check out this link!