Year 4: Digital world

Children design, program, prototype and brand a Micro:bit mindful moments timer, to a specified amount of minutes. They carry out research and existing product analysis to determine how a programmable product may be used to aid a mindfulness moment.

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Lesson 1: Mindfulness and existing technology

Children explore what is meant by mindfulness, then analyse and evaluate technologies that can aid a mindful moment.

Lesson 2: Programming timers

Children learn about and apply their knowledge of coding to write a timer program with their specified amount of minutes.

Lesson 3: Prototypes

Children learn about the benefits of prototyping as part of the design process, before creating their own prototype case for the mindful moments timer to complete their programmed product.

Lesson 4: Brand identity

The children learn how brand identity can be important for business from a graphic design perspective, and create a CAD logo to represent a mindfulness company.