Primary CAS Hub Micro Bit Project

last edited Sep 06 2017 by Angie Chandler | Created by Yvonne Walker | Other contributors: Angie Chandler

This is a set of resources for Primary CAS Hubs to use to provide CPD focused on developing pupil's computational thinking using the micro bit


The DfE has identified a number of ‘opportunity areas’ DfE announcement areas where there is an opportunity to create more computing support for teachers in deprived areas. This project aims to create a programme of support for primary schools in those areas (or in other areas that are classed as being deprived) focusing on a cross-curricular scheme of work which embeds the development of pupil’s computational thinking skills and which uses the micro bit with the aim of enhancing learning and motivation in KS2 pupils.
The project aims to enable a CAS Hub to provide the teachers in the project schools with the resources, skills and knowledge to confidently teach their pupils using the scheme of work and to provide ongoing support in terms of evaluating the effectiveness of the teaching and learning and to produce a case study that exemplifies the impact of project. Hubs that are able to find 2 or 3 schools that are in deprived areas and who are willing to get involved in running this project will be entitled to a free class set of micro bits, as will their project schools. These Micro Bits have been kindly sponsored by the Micro Bit Foundation see http://microbit.org/team/ For more information about this please email yvonne.walker@computingatschool.org.uk. The resource pack includes a cross-curricular SOW focused on the Iron Man story and involves the pupils building their own Iron Man model (D&T) and a micro bit controlled buggy (CS) and using their creation to retell an aspect of the Iron Man story (IT). There is a full list of resources and their purpose in the resource file (see the training pack Word document).

Level: Intermediate

Duration: Can be delivered as twilight sessions or full day INSET

Teaches: Computational Thinking, Computer Science, IT

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