Workshop content

Our workshops are designed to encourage computational thinking and provide activities which promote collaboration between children.

We have designed the content to be both fun and engaging, whilst at the same time ensuring that  children  are learning some of the key concepts used in programming.




We have small class sizes of up to 8 children, which allow the tutors time to support the needs and learning of each child. 

The BBC micro:bit is an integral part of the workshop and the children will learn how to use it to code, create and play games, as well as using it to programme other devices.

 Our materials &  resources are stimulating and engaging, for example the children enjoy handling the  physical devices such as the   'Macqueen Buggies' and 'robots'. 

 

Workshop 1 - An Introduction to Coding - using the BBC micro:bit
4 x 1 hour sessions

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Session One - 1 Hr

Meet the BBC micro:bit

Worksheet 'Intro to micro:bit'

Download a Hex file

Let's Code using the makecode editor

Code and roll your own digital dice

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Session Two - 1 Hr

Learn about the bits and blocks

Create your own name tag

Create a simple animation

Create your own animation

Extension - Code and play whack a mole

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Session Three - 1 Hr

Code  and play rock,paper,scissors

Learn about Logic 'if else' to make decisions

Extension - Code and play invaders

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Session Four - 1 Hr

Learn about the Maqueen buggy

Code the robotic buggy to move and mix colours

Workshop 2 - Introduction to Robotics

2 hours 30 min session

 

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