Coding with Purple Mash

Sept. 10, 2020

Coding can be challenging for some teachers and we want to support you in becoming confident in teaching it. We have detailed here ways that might help you move towards becoming an expert and supporting your students.

Coding tools in Purple Mash

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Within Purple Mash, there is a range of tools that can support you with coding in school. These tools can be used on their own or teachers can use the detailed coding plans contained within the  Purple Mash digital technologies scheme of work. There is a medium-term plan for each unit accompanied by detailed individual plans that walk the teacher through the lesson.

The short video below provides a guide to coding in Purple Mash:

Within the Digital Technologies scheme of work, there is also a pdf for each year group setting out the digtial technologies vocabulary and definitions as well as knowledge organisers for each unit that set out the key learning, resources, vocabulary, key images and key questions for that unit.

To celebrate our focus on coding we have made the following games free for all schools to use during next week. During lockdown there were countless Tick Tok videos created and shared, so why not get your students to take part in our Tick Tock clock challenge although it may not be quite the same! They can also try out our Genie in the bottle game and feed some ducks all while expanding their coding capability!

You can celebrate your students' work with this certificate.

Python in Pieces

Finally, our award-winning Python in Pieces resource can be used. Transition your students from block-based coding to Python with guided lessons open-ended activities and the ability to translate block-code to Python in both directions. Designed by teachers to empower the specialist and non-specialist to teach secondary school coding with confidence, Python is also perfect for developing the coding capability of your Year 6 students, the guided lessons allow students to manage their own learning and teacher solution guides enable teachers to support student learning at every step.

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Whatever you do for coding we would love to see your coding creations shared with us on either our Facebook and Twitter pages.