This year W5 and Microsoft have teamed up to present, “An Hour of Code” Workshops to P7 classes across Northern Ireland. For our P7 Pupils, this will take place this Thursday, 11th March @ 11 am. A link will be sent on the morning, via Google Classrooms for Collaborate Ultra.
Tomorrow, in preparation materials necessary for the Workshop will be sent via Google Classroom to all P7’s. These can be printed off or a rough sketch made of the 2 worksheets needed. Access to a copy of the “Global Sustainable Goals” as shown in the image below is also necessary, as pupils will refer to it during the Workshop.
During the Workshop, pupils will 1. act like coders and 2. develop new skills and concepts including:
- how to think computationally,
- how to break down problems,
- how to develop structured solutions and
- how to design new ideas
In addition they will focus on the following concepts:
- Bugs and debugging
- Sequencing and loops
- Pattern recognition and
The activities will be linked to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development shown below.
We are really excited by this opportunity and look forward to seeing all our P7’s on Thursday
Miss Mulkerns +Mr Mc Coy