Schools: Redeemer Lutheran College

Mid-term: Term 3, 2018

Course: Python – Art and Animation

 

Dear parents,

We are now half-way through Term 3. Below you will find the projects that your child has created and the concepts learned with Coding Kids. We will also be sending an end-of-term update.  Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

 

Lesson 1 Learning Objectives

  • Why are we here?
    • What is computer programming?
    • What can computer programming do?
    • Introducing Python and Idle
    • Using the Python shell for number calculations
    • Introduce data types
    • Introduce variables
  • Project: Shapes in a line

 

Lessons 2 & 3 Learning Objectives

    • Further familiarise with IDLE
    • Turtle basics
    • Import
    • Methods and arguments
    • Files
  • Project: Random shapes

 

Lesson 4 Learning Objectives

    • Reinforce turtle
    • Reinforce files
    • Introduce for loops
  • Project: Fractal

 

We made the following projects

Shapes in a line

We programmed the turtle to draw the same shape in a line.

 

Shapes in a line

We programmed the turtle to move and draw randomly around the screen.

 

Fractal

We practised using loops by making a Sierpinski triangle fractal.

 

Coding conversations with kids

Interested in engaging your child in conversation about their digital projects? Here is a blog post on questions you can ask your child to learn about their coding project.