Westerton Primary Academy (Yrs 3,4,5,6) – Thursdays – 6 weeks (Nov 4th – Dec 9th)
Westerton Primary Academy (Yrs 3, 4,5,6) – Thursdays – Autumn Term 2 (Nov 4th – Dec 9th) – 6 weeks
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Block of 6 weekly after-school clubs for children in Yrs 3, 4, 5, & 6 at Westerton Primary Academy.
Thursdays 4/11, 11/11, 18/11, 25/11, 2/12, 9/12 . 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Design & Code your own Computer Games using SCRATCH & the Lego WeDo 2.0 kits.
These workshops will introduce students to basic block programming and automation using 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 Yr 3, 4, 5, & 6 are welcome - no prior experience necessary.