Nexus TV

Nexus TV - Primary Teaching Resources

Welcome to Nexus TV.

This is the outreach section of our website. The purpose is to showcase the wonderful resources and staff available at Nexus, as well as to provide learning experiences similar to those at Nexus.

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Introduction To Scratch

5:01 min watch

This lesson is a home guide on how to get onto Scratch. Scratch is what we call a block programming language, a key aspect of KS2 and a great introduction into the wonderful world of coding.

Output

7 min watch

In this lesson we are going to be looking at outputs on a computer. We are going to learn how we use outputs and how output is used in coding.

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Outputs

Input

4.44 min watch

In this lesson we are going to be looking at inputs on a computer. We are going to learn how we use inputs and how they are used in coding.

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Inputs

Variables

9.51 min watch

One of the most crucial elements in coding are variables. They are how a computer remembers data and without them we would not be able to achieve anything. So lets learn how we can code them.

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Variables

Selection

12.57 min watch

Ever wondered how a computer knows what code to run when we click on an icon? press a button on a games controller? purchase an item on an online store?

Well, in this lesson we are looking at selection that allows us to do all these things and many more!

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Selection

Iteration

09.48 min watch

Have you ever noticed how repetitive activities in life can seem? Imagine how repetitive things could be on a computer and how time consuming this could be to keep having to code?!

Well luckily, this is where our friend iteration comes in lets see how it can help us out........

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Iteration

Computer Science - 2D Platformer

Lesson 1 - Movement

19.15 min watch

This is the first lesson looking creating a 2D platform game in Scratch, in this lesson we are looking at movement. Have scratch open and ready to go, so you can follow our detailed guide on how to move your sprite around the screen.

Lesson 2 - Projectiles

11.43 min watch

Carrying on from lesson 1, now we are able to move around our level. How do you defend yourself in a game? Remember to have your code from the last lesson ready, to add some firepower to your character

Lesson 3 - Enemies

11.17 min watch

We have learnt how to move, we have learnt how to defend ourselves but from what? Let's add some enemies or "antagonists" to our game to add some challenge.

Lesson 4 - Collectables

5.47 min watch

Collectables are items which we can "pick up" along our story adding an extra element to games and a goal to seek out while playing. Let's look at adding to our code from the last 3 lessons to our game.

Lesson 5 - Levels

10.29 min watch

Our last lesson for our 2D platformer, how do we create a further challenge? How do we increase the size of our game?

The answer is levels! Let's find out how to add this extra element into our game

History

The Plague

8.52 min watch

In this lesson we are looking at the plague and it's devastating effect on Europe. Like true historians, we are looking at sources from this era to see what we can learn.

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The Plague

Science

Reversible and Irreversible

5.28 min watch

In today's lesson we are going to be looking at Reversible and Irreversible changes. What are they? What is the difference between them? Well, we are about to find out.

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Reversible and Irreversible Information

Reversible and Irreversible Worksheet

Evolution

6.34 min watch

The celebrated scientist Charles Darwin famous for his theory on evolution is well known, but what was it exactly? and how does natural selection occur? Mrs Gourley is here to explain.......

Science Detectives

9.29 min watch

Watch Mrs Gourley use her knowledge to detect different liquids, gasses and solids in the solutions she has found and learn how you can become a science detective as well!

Maths

Counting on one hand

4.58 min watch

Have you ever wondered if you can count to a number greater than 5 on one hand? Well, in today's lesson you will find out that, yes you can. Watch Miss Teixeira explain how.

Geography

Infiltration testing

8.22 min watch

In today's Geography lesson, Miss Finn is going to explain how we perform an infiltration test. We are going to get outdoors and explore our geographical world.

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Infiltration testing

Languages

Spanish Colours

5:19 min watch

Ms Sexton is here to teach us all of the colours of the rainbow or should we say arcoíris. Do you know the difference between blanco and naranja? Lets find out......

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Spanish Colours Worksheet 

Spanish Pets

6:53 min watch

After learning about colours Ms Sexton is back! Do you own a perro? Or maybe a serpiente is more your thing? What do these words mean? Let’s watch the video and find out.

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Spanish Pets Worksheet
Animal descriptions

French Sports

6:01 min watch

Ever wondered how to tell a Parisian that you love tennis? Well, our multilinguist Ms Sexton is teaching us how to say our favourite sports in French today (and also how to express the ones we don't like too).

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Sport Battleships

Counting to 10 in Mandarin

6:01 min watch

Now Ms Sexton is showing off…she can also speak Mandarin! In this lesson we are going to learn not only how to count to 10, but also how to write the characters and use the hand gestures! Let's get our learning hats on.

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Mahjong

English

Haiku

2.54 min watch

Dr McGovern is here to teach us about the wonderful world of Poetry, in this lesson we are looking at the Haiku. How are they made? What makes a Haiku?

We would love to see what you can come up with please click on the document below for details of how to submit them to us at Nexus.

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Haiku Challenge