We were pleased to award Breachwood Green JMI a grant for a Lego Education WeDo 2.0 Class Pack Bundle for 16 students. As the website says…
Designed for primary school classrooms, the WeDo 2.0 Core Set is a hands-on solution that enhances pupils' curiosity and skills in computing and science.
The WeDo set is delivered in a storage bin along with sorting trays, labels, a Smarthub, a Medium Motor, Motion Sensor, a Tilt Sensor, and enough building elements for two pupils. It provides an easy-to-use programming environment and includes the WeDo 2.0 Curriculum Pack, which covers life, physical, earth, and space sciences, as well as engineering. The accompanying eLearning program helps teachers to become confident users of the WeDo 2.0 Core Set.
Mrs Fulton (Senior Teacher) explained the benefits of the equipment further:
“This grant will be used for resources to teach upper KS2 the Robotics and Systems unit of work as part of the computing curriculum. In this unit children investigate automated systems in the wider world and the use of sensors within them.
They create, test, debug and refine algorithms, pseudocode and the related programs using sequence, selection, repetition and variables. They program physical devices, controlling inputs and outputs, relating to their study of automated systems. As part of this unit of work children need to be able to build and program a device with inputs and outputs.
The resources will benefit all the children in the school as they can be used for computing clubs and STEM activities linked to science, mathematics and other curriculum areas.”