Start Scratching was originally an initiative to start a coding club for 5-7 year olds at Haslingfield Endowed Primary School, Cambridge (UK). The first term of this club ran from April – July 2014, and received very positive feedback from both participants and parents.

Although great resources for Scratch are widely available, few deal specifically with the challenges of teaching it to children in the 5-7 age group. For this reason a set of guides was created that lead an instructor step by step through introducing appropriate Scratch concepts in a coherent and fun way.

The resources used for this first term are freely available on this website, hopefully they will be useful for others.

Phil Golden

PS. The success of the first term was in large part due to the efforts of our helpers, a massive thanks to Royston Shufflebotham, Julie Campbell and William Woodard

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