This games lesson is designed for pupils in Years 5, 6, 7 and 8. Pupils either make a board game or a computer game using Scratch. The objective is to understand the wide variety of roles and jobs in games.
This is a detailed plan of the lesson that can be taught in three hours or extended as part of a longer project. It's designed to be used with the lesson slides and the pupil resource sheets.
Download Games lesson plan (Word).
These slides, in the form of a PDF, are designed to be used in the main lesson activity and for the evaluation and plenary. For best results view the slides full screen.
Download Games slides (PDF).
Careers in the games industry
You might want to use our games career map when explaining different roles to the children. You can download the PDF of this map and print it on A3 paper. Alternatively, you can scroll through the different roles on our website: games job profiles.
Board game resource sheet
Download this resource sheet and print it on two sides of A4 for the pupils who are making a board game. It will help them plan their game.
Download Board game resource sheet (PDF).
Scratch game resource sheet
Download this resource sheet and print it on one side of A4 for the pupils who are making a Scratch game. It will help them plan their game.
Download Scratch game resource sheet (PDF).
Download the evaluation sheet on A4 and print one for each pupil so they can evaluate and consolidate their learning.
Download Evaluation sheet (PDF).
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