National Coding Day

Published: 22nd September 2019

Yes you’ve seen the craze for learning code. But what exactly is coding? Coding is what makes it possible for us to create computer software, apps and websites. Your browser, your OS, the apps on your phone, Facebook, and this website – they’re all made with code!  The curriculum asks for coding start in the Early Years and go all the way through to GSCE, this is to encourage more pupils into Coding at University.

The Terrific Tigers having enjoyed early coding tasks.We really enjoyed using the bee bots and experimenting with them and developing our knowledge of positional language. 

The Marvellous Meerkats were joined by Harry and Samuel, who gave us an excellent demonstration on how to code. The children were able to choose from the Beebot app, Scratch or Hour of Code. All the children did a great job at making their characters move in different ways.

The Wonderful Wolves used the 'Hour of Code' website to help Elsa dance on ice. They programmed her to move in all directions, including dancing at an angle and turning in a circle. After that, they were ready to give our Minecraft characters instructions to help them enjoy an adventure.

The Excellent Eagles used a Minecraft programme to code the characters through an adventure!  They worked in pairs initially until they had completed the task and gained a certificate.  The majority of the Eagles said they liked coding and really enjoyed the lesson.  They went onto some other online activities, having a go on their own.  The children did not want the lesson to end!

Useful website for KS2 coding is below.  Please encourage your children to have a go.