Code Pirates - EU Code Week
CODEWEEK Europe Code Week is a grassroots initiative which aims to bring coding and digital literacy to everybody in a fun and engaging way. 7-22 October 2017.
The Curriculum ICT Team have produced a pack of Primary teaching resources to support Europe Code week.
Within the pack you will find a range of coding activities for pupils from Nursery through to Year 6. All the activities follow the pirates theme and there are unplugged tasks, where pupils can engage in coding through paper based activities, as well as computer based activities.
The materials in the pack may be used in a number of ways, ranging from the whole school being involved to individual classes, code clubs or as an activity in the local library. Included in the pack are launch materials for a school assembly. It is for the school to decide how they structure the activities in their school, these could take place for a day or over a number of afternoons during the week. It is suggested that if the launch materials are used, then there should also be a plenary event (follow up assembly) where children engaged in the different activities ‘report back’ on how they tackled the tasks.
The activities are planned to cover the following year groups, but as with most activities, depending on the ability and previous experience of pupils you can shuffle them around.