Upper Key Stage 2

Year 5 Micro:bit

This topic really highlights the meaning and purpose of programming, with pupils creating algorithms and programs that are used in the real world. Predicting, testing and evaluating are used to create and debug programs with specific aims: a simple animation, a polling program, pedometer and scoreboard

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  • Lesson 1: Tinkering with BBC micro:bit

    Once children are introduced to the BBC micro:bit device, they investigate what it does and how it works

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  • Lesson 2: Programming an Animation

    Using the BBC micro:bit, pupils are set the task of working out how an animation is created before programming their own

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  • Lesson 3: Polling Program

    In this lesson, the BBC micro:bit is used as a polling program, recording how many people feel happy, neutral or sad about a topic

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  • Lesson 4: Programming a Pedometer

    With some support, children investigate how to turn the BBC micro:bit into a pedometer and work on developing their debugging skills further

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  • Lesson 5: Programming a Scoreboard

    Children get to see their coding come to life when using the BBC micro:bit as a scoreboard for a rock, paper, scissors tournament

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