Our Year 6 students are ardent coding enthusiasts! During the past 6 weeks, Year 6 A and B worked on programming a Paint Box interface using MIT’s Scratch.
Credits: Code Club‘s Paint Box project.
Scratch is a programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically.
Students used scripting blocks from several coding palettes in Scratch and worked on creating different costumes for their pencil sprite. As for computing concepts, conditional statements (If-then-else logic) were used as well as broadcasting as a method of transferring a message to a sprite recipient.
Conditional statements in a computer program support decisions based on a certain condition: if the condition is met, or “true,” a certain piece of code is executed.
Students carfelly tested and debugged their code, making sure their sprites are functional and their program meets the requirements.
(6A’s photos coming soon)
Have a look below at the script students developed and click here to test the program for yourself!