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Unit of work

Nature art

Computational thinking, Digital arts, Programming | MakeCode | 7-11 yrs

Lessons summary

This unit of four lessons is suitable for pupils aged 7-8 years (KS2 Year 3 in England, Grade 2 in the USA). They create nature representations, firstly using art materials and are introduced to computational thinking and programming the LEDs on the BBC micro:bit. 

Learning objectives

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve problems 
  • can evaluate and apply information technology
  • are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology

Additional skills

Creative thinking, collaboration, problem-solving.

You will need

Downloadable resources:

  • Lesson plan
  • Lesson slides
  • Student handouts
  • HEX files

Other resources:

  • art materials
  • cameras (optional)
  • MakeCode editor
  • micro:bits (optional)
  • paper - large sheets
  • student work from previous lesson