Lesson 2: Using loops

Using Scratch, children create musical instruments using either the 'sound' blocks, real musical notes or by selecting sounds from the library, using 'loops' to create the repetition found in most music pieces

Learning Objectives

  • Using repetition (a loop) in a program

  • Explaining what a loop is

  • Recognising when a loop is used

  • Choosing an appropriate loop

Lesson Plan

Making music with a computer program
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Teacher Video: Using loops

Presentation: Using loops

Resources

Making music example
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Starter code
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Guidance on accessing Scratch
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Sway Grantham,  
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Sway Grantham (@SwayGrantham) is a Primary School Teacher, a CAS Master Teacher and Specialist Leader in Education for Primary ICT. She also has a BCS Certificate in Computer Science Teaching (Primary). She has written several curricula and conducted research into the…
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