Game design in new Computing lessons


This academic year we have introduced Computing alongside ICT into the curriculum at key stage 2 and 3. The students have the opportunity to develop and practise their understanding of computer programming which will help them learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. This year students have used programming to create and share their own interactive stories, games, and animations. Further programming opportunities will be incorporated in the ICT/Computing development plans for 2015 – 2016.
Mr McGleenon

Examples of students’ work

game-design-1A Very Red Maze – By Daniel Peppe
“Despite how complicated the program code looks for this `very red maze` game it all came from very simple ideas that I developed. I have been interested in computer programming for a while now and this has given me a good opportunity to explore the different effects I can create through the use of computer code.”

 

 

game-design-2

Hairy Styles – by Josh Coles
“As somone who is very interested in game programming, Scratch allows me to practise easily and learn how programming works by giving me the ability to create fun games.”

 

 

 

game-design-3Shades of purple – by Zara Hall
“I enjoyed making different features in my game, like adding levels to make the game more complex.”

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Last week, 10 staff from Morna gave up their weekend to attend the annual National Association of British Schools in Spain conference in Valencia. As well as including important updates about child protection, safeguarding and educationally related laws, there were also a number of training workshops designed to help teachers improve teaching and learning in schools. These workshops not only benefitted the staff that attended, but the information was also shared with staff throughout our school.
We are always looking to improve at Morna, and we make a major investment in the training and development of our staff each year.
The NABSS conference is one small part of this, but the fact that so many staff were keen to attend, shows their commitment to this process.
Our staff are always looking to do what is best for the students of our school, and this is another example of that.
Have a great weekend.

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