Scratch Stories: Storytelling…with a twist!

Workshop Categories: Algorithms & Programming

About

Storytelling is something that captures the hearts and minds of young learners and Scratch Stories does just that by engaging learners in a workshop that not only inspires them to write their own story, but to do so in a way that furthers their own learning and development in programming. A perfect combination of Computing and English!

If you have any questions about the workshop, please get in touch with the team: dsh@ukie.org.uk

Guidance for teachers

Suitable for: Key stage (KS1), key stage 2 (KS2), key stage 3 (KS3)

Our resources are created with you and your students in mind. Not only are they outside-the-box, creative and brain-boosting fun, but we always ensure our content stays relevant. Our network of academic masterminds and video games practitioners enable us to keep delivering free content that is aligned to the UK computing curriculum and that is relevant to current industry best practice. We think you're going to love our play-based approach to Computer Science. We've even got the evidence to prove it. 

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Guidance for parents & carers

Watch Part 1 and Part 2 of Scratch Stories follow-along workshops below. Please note, these are live recordings. Sit back, relax and supervise or participate as a family.

Part 1 - no technology required!

Suitable for ages 7-14 years. Find out how an interactive story works and then create your own using Scratch! 

What do you need to take part?

  • Coloured pens or pencils
  • Paper
  • Printed copy of our worksheet of paper (download below)

What do you learn?

  • What makes a good story 
  • What the different parts of a story are 
  • How to plan an interactive story

Part 2

Suitable for ages 5-11 years. Following Part 1, learn how to adapt and then create your own interactive story in Scratch. 

What do you need to take part?

  • Interactive story plan from Part 1 (download below)
  • PC or laptop
  • Access to the internet and web browser e.g. Google Chrome
  • Scratch - a free programming language which you can access via your browser here

What do you learn?

  • How to use input and variables within a program 
  • How to use sequence and selection in a program 
  • How to add sprites and backgrounds to scratch 
  • How to design your own sprites and backgrounds in scratch

Documents

Scratch Stories: Storytelling…with a twist! Workshop Pack

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Scratch Stories 2019.zip
Supporting Materials.zip

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