Sample and free to access lessons

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The fist section contains sample lessons from Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 units of work, so you can get a feel for our resources. 

The second section contains lessons with Creative Commons content from external sources. All sources and links to the original materials are clearly displayed and credited, and we thank those sites for their excellent content.

Free sample lessons

KS1

An introduction to animation

Lesson 4 - Stop Motion Fun

 

In this unit students learn about different types of animation, from digital onscreen animation to stop-motion animation. This sample lessons get them started with stop-motion animation using a tablet or PC, and makes use of really simple resources such as LEGO bricks, whiteboards and pens. It's a fantastic way to get creative and learn new digital skills. 

KS2

Building Retro Games

Space Invaders part 1

 

In this unit you can choose from 3 classic video game coding projects. In each case students will need to analyse the original games, build a simple version of them, and then get creative, and independently extend their projects. This sample lesson covers the first part of the 'Space Invaders' project which is sure to get your students fired up for learning some key coding concepts and skills.

Free to access lessons

Action algorithms

 

Lessons 1 and 3 in this unit have been taken and adapted from Barefoot Computing. Barefoot resources are made available under Open Government licensing. The original lesson plans, as well as many other great resources can be found at http://barefootcas.org.uk.

Inside the Internet

 

Lessons 1 and 2 in this unit of work have been adapted from the fantastic work of Phil Bagge Computing Inspector / Advisor working for Hampshire Inspection and Advisory Service. The original materials can be found at his website code-it.co.uk.

Digital literacy and online safety - Year 3

 

Common Sense Education

The six lessons in this unit are taken from Common Sense Education’s excellent digital citizenship curriculum. They covering a wide range of topics including well-being, privacy and security, online identity, relationships, communication and the media. The original materials can be found for free and are provided under A Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial- NoDerivatives 4.0 International License at www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship.

Digital literacy and online safety - Year 4

 

Common Sense Education

The six lessons in this unit are taken from Common Sense Education’s excellent digital citizenship curriculum. They covering a wide range of topics including well-being, privacy and security, online identity, relationships, communication and the media. The original materials can be found for free and are provided under A Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial- NoDerivatives 4.0 International License at www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship.

Digital literacy and online safety - Year 5

 

Common Sense Education

The six lessons in this unit are taken from Common Sense Education’s excellent digital citizenship curriculum. They covering a wide range of topics including well-being, privacy and security, online identity, relationships, communication and the media. The original materials can be found for free and are provided under A Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial- NoDerivatives 4.0 International License at www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship.

Digital literacy and online safety - Year 6

 

Common Sense Education

The six lessons in this unit are taken from Common Sense Education’s excellent digital citizenship curriculum. They covering a wide range of topics including well-being, privacy and security, online identity, relationships, communication and the media. The original materials can be found for free and are provided under A Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial- NoDerivatives 4.0 International License at www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship.

Digital literacy and online safety - Year 7

 

Common Sense Education

The six lessons in this unit are taken from Common Sense Education’s excellent digital citizenship curriculum. They covering a wide range of topics including well-being, privacy and security, online identity, relationships, communication and the media. The original materials can be found for free and are provided under A Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial- NoDerivatives 4.0 International License at www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship.

Digital literacy and online safety - Year 8

 

Common Sense Education

The six lessons in this unit are taken from Common Sense Education’s excellent digital citizenship curriculum. They covering a wide range of topics including well-being, privacy and security, online identity, relationships, communication and the media. The original materials can be found for free and are provided under A Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial- NoDerivatives 4.0 International License at www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship.

Keeping Safe and Exploring Technology

 

Common Sense Education

Lessons 1 and 2 in this unit are taken from Common Sense Education’s excellent digital citizenship curriculum. Their resources cover a wide range of topics including well-being, privacy and security, online identity, relationships, communication and the media. The original materials can be found for free and are provided under A Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial- NoDerivatives 4.0 International License at www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship.