Nexus TV - Primary Teaching Resources
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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........
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
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.
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.
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.......
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!
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.
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.
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......
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).
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.
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?
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