Category Archives: education

Simple KS2 microbit radio activities

My KS2 (upper Junior school) after-school Code Club have been split into 3 groups up until now. Some have been hacking Minecraft on one of our three Raspberry Pis, three sets of children have been exploring the Makey Makey with … Continue reading

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Coding in Year 1 with Scratch

Since September I’ve been teaching ICT and Computing solely in a primary school, having spent two hectic but enjoyable years teaching from KS2 to KS4 in a girls’ school in London. I’m re-writing a curriculum that has much more focus … Continue reading

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Simple Scratch intruder alarm

Here’s a really simple Raspberry Pi project I’m going to try in my Year 6 Code Club. They’ve used Scratch before but never done any physical computing. Some of them have unused Raspberry Pis at home and this might inspire … Continue reading

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Teaching algorithms in Year 1

There have been many challenges in my new role as a primary school Digital Learning Co-ordinator: teaching Computing to 3 Reception classes in a formal ICT room with desks and PCs designed for adults, adapting and evolving a curriculum on … Continue reading

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Getting to grips with the mouse

I’ve recently found myself with the challenge of teaching Reception age children Computing not in their own classroom, but in a traditional ICT suite with desks, PCs, keyboards and mice that actually aren’t even designed for Year 6 children, they … Continue reading

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