Code from Scratch Years 3-4

UNIFY Series Years 3-4

Course Information

Code from Scratch introduces students to coding and helps them to understand how technologies can work for them. Students are immersed in problem-solving challenges and apply their new skills via block coding, scratch coding and electronic kit coding.  

The course guides students through levels of computational, design, systems and futures thinking. Code from Scratch involves an additional charge of $30 per student for a programmable electronics kit posted to your school.

Target Group

Selection criteria are subjective - teacher judgement and student interest in the topic should assist selection.

Some schools use this project as an opportunity to extend mid-to-high achieving students and to build staff capability.



Lesson Overview

1Introduction to Code from Scratch, web conferencing skills, avatar
2Pre-test, code in our lives today, eLearn introduction
3Overview of programming, introduction to block code
4Programming and problem-solving with Blocky
5Programming with Blocky, Blocky Challenge Check-in
6Overview of Scratch code, programming in Scratch
7Programming and problem-solving with Scratch
8Programming in Scratch, Scratch Challenge Check-in
9Programming with electronics, introduction to electronics kit
10Code in context, use electronics kit
11Post-test, Electronics Challenge Check-in
12Futures thinking, the real world of code, code syntax

Assessment and Reporting


Assessment consists of a pre-test to provide diagnostic data and identify starting points, a post-test to measure distance travelled, and programming tasks collected in a digital portfolio.


Schools are provided with a report containing pre- and post-test results, attendance data and survey feedback as well as qualitative report card comments for inclusion as an OLA.

Last updated 08 December 2017
Last updated 08 December 2017