Year1s from Horwich Parish enjoying their CS Trip

What great fun!

Highlights from Year1’s computer science trip, lots of collaboration as they build their robots using Lego WeDo2. Planning & testing their bee bots , using the blue bots and the challenges on the app, having fun programming fish on 2code, designing own Beebot cover & our very own obstacle course.

Computer Subject Leader Day

It was great to see over forty schools attending our end of year Computer Subject leader day. The focus for the day was looking at how we have revamped our Computing long term overview and developed a clearer progression path to support the teaching of computing throughout school. The delegates particularly liked how we have developed the teaching of online safety using Education for a Connected World, Today’s children and young people are growing up in a digital world. As they grow older, it is crucial that they learn to balance the benefits offered by technology with a critical awareness of their own and other’s online behaviour, and develop effective strategies for staying safe and making a positive contribution online.

The afternoon session was the launch of our STEM project loan boxes – these STEM boxes are full of resources, which will enable staff to deliver quality STEM lessons across school.

The trip that never was!

Panic, the school minibus has broken down; school may have to cancel the yaer6 trip! Without further ado, we packed our equipment in our cars and off we set off to school. Masefield had a full STEM day planned using Micro:Bit and InOBots neither of which they had used before.

Throughout the day, the children were set a range of computing challenges using both devices, they particularly enjoyed the Micro:Bit as were pleased to know that they would be using these at their secondary school. Below you can see highlights of the day.

 

Why STEM? And what is it? SICT launch our STEM project loan boxes

STEM is the acronym used in England for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We need to teach skills that will prepare our children for the future – occupations in STEM-related careers are some of the fastest growing and best paid of the 21st century, and they often have the greatest potential for job growth. STEM skills are important across different career paths and other aspects of life. STEM-related knowledge and skills are necessary across nearly all areas of employment and are crucial in many sectors.

SICT launch our STEM project loan boxes – All our STEM boxes come fully loaded with all the resources you need to teach a 4 week block on STEM in school. The boxes include; lesson plans, classroom resources, “How to…” guides and all the technology you need to get started.

 

Each box is loaned to school for 4 weeks with a Schools ICT curriculum consultant come in for a morning workshop to model teach, support staff in getting up to speed and ensuring the technology is working as it should in school.

For further details contact us