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2.5 We are detectives

In this unit, the children are challenged to solve a mystery by reading, sending and replying to emails, and by listening to a witness statement. They use a fact file sheet to create a table and identify the culprit.

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2.6 We are zoologists

In this unit, the children go on a bug hunt, recording and identifying the small animals they find. They then organise the data they have collected, record it using a graphing package, and interpret the graph to answer questions about the animals.

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3.1 We are programmers

In this unit, the children create an animated cartoon using characters they design. They use a paint tool to create characters and backgrounds. They then create an animation by translating a storyboard into a series of scripted instructions (program) for graphic objects.

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3.2 We are bug fixers

In this unit, the children work with six example Scratch projects. They explain how the scripts work, finding and correcting errors in them, and explore creative ways of improving them. The children learn to recognise some common types of programming error, and practise solving problems through logical thinking.

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3.3 We are presenters

Do your children love watching sport or other performances on TV? This unit gives them a chance to make a short narrated video of themselves practising a sport or other skill, and to use this to help improve their performance.

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3.4 We are network engineers

In this unit, the pupils investigate how computer networks work. They use a simulation and learn some simple command prompt (C:) tools for testing network connections.

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3.5 We are communicators

In this unit, the pupils investigate how computer networks work. They use a simulation and learn some simple command prompt (C:) tools for testing network connections.

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3.6 We are opinion pollsters

In this unit, the children create their own opinion poll, seek responses, and then analyse the results.

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4.1 We are software developers

The pupils start by playing and analysing educational computer games, identifying those features that make a game successful. They then plan and design a game, with a clear target audience in mind. They create a working prototype, and then develop it further to add functionality and improve the user interface. They test their game and make any necessary changes.

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4.2 We are toy designers

In this unit, the children work together to design a simple toy that incorporates sensors and outputs and then create an on-screen prototype of their toy in Scratch. Finally, they pitch their toy idea to a Dragons’ Den-style panel.

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