Hill Top Primary Academy – KS2 – Tuesdays – June/July 2024


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Block of 7 weekly after-school clubs for KS2 children from Hill Top Primary School. 

Tuesdays :  4/6, 11/6, 18/6, 25/6, 2/7, 9/7, 16/7.  3:15pm - 4:30pm. 

All abilities welcome, no previous experience required as each week the children will have a wide range of activity options to choose from depending upon their past experiences and level of knowledge and understanding.

Love robots?  Love LEGO building?  Love coding?  Join our after-school club where you will work in pairs to build different models each week and bring them to life using SCRATCH & the Lego WeDo 2.0 programming app.  Further develop your coding skills with the SpheroEd programming app and learn how to code with Java Script to control the Sphero Mini robots and Sphero Bolt robot.  ALSO THIS HALF TERM - Learn how to code with the BBC Micro:bits and design your own games in Scratch.

These workshops will introduce students to basic block programming and automation using the Sphero Education programming app, the LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0 kits and SCRATCH coding software.  They ignite an interest in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and provide a platform to extend young people's learning.  Most importantly, they are fun and exciting, allowing all involved to explore STEM subjects in innovative and inventive ways outside the curriculum.

Creativity and problem solving are encouraged throughout each session.  Topics covered include how to program and control motors, sensors and lights to bring models to life, types of movement, mechanisms, gears, pulleys, speed, engineering concepts and problem solving.  Computational thinking skills covered link to the NC and include automation, inputs, outputs, data processing, variables, sequences, loops and block programming using the WeDO2 app and for children with prior experience SCRATCH will be used. Students will occasionally work in pairs or small teams to complete set challenges, maintaining social distancing and encouraging them to think and work as young engineers.  Great for allowing them to develop their team work and communication skills.  All children in Yrs 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6 are welcome - no prior experience necessary.