Pupil workshops


Robot Challenge


Code: W01


For pupils in: Upper KS2


Duration: Full day


Location: CLC


In this session, pupils use age appropriate Lego EV3s robots to master the art of algorithms. They get to grips with Lego’s programming software, Mindstorms, which is specifically designed to teach children the basics of programming and debugging. They also learn about the ways that motors and sensors can be used and controlled to help […]

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Lego WeDo Robots


Code: W02


For pupils in: Lower KS2


Duration: Full day


Location: CLC


In this session, pupils use Lego Wedo robots to master the art of algorithms. First they carefully and accurately follow a set of instructions in order to successfully build their model. Then they create instructions of their own using Wedo’s programming interface, designed to teach children the basics of programming and debugging. Pupils also discover […]

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Digital Citizens: Understanding the Internet


Code: W03


For pupils in: KS2


Duration: Full day


Location: CLC


We are all citizens of the Internet. In this workshop pupils learn how information can be shared between networks across the world through the Internet, and get to grips with the basics of HTML – the language of the World Wide Web.

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Online Safety Interactive


Code: W04


For pupils in: KS2


Duration: Full day


Location: CLC


Pupils will better understand how to keep themselves and others safe online by creating a digital campaign to promote online safety, with a focus on social networking. On completion, pupils will receive DigitalMe’s SAFE Certificate in Safe Social Networking.

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Challenge and Enrichment in Computing


Code: W05


For pupils in: Upper KS2


Duration: Full day


Location: CLC


For pupils who need more challenge in computing, this day will provide a series of extended activities focusing on computational thinking using text-based programming languages often taught at KS3, such as Python. The day will also introduce students to a variety of web-based resources and tools, to encourage independent learning online.  This is for groups of […]

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Problem Solving with Scratch


Code: W06


For pupils in: KS2


Duration: Full day


Location: CLC


In this workshop pupils use their higher-order thinking skills to solve a series of mathematical problems in Scratch, exploring a range of age appropriate mathematical concepts.

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Raspberry Pi & Minecraft


Code: W07


For pupils in: KS2


Duration: Full day


Location: CLC


During this workshop pupils become computer scientists for the day, building Raspberry Pi computers before using the textual programming language Python to hack into one of the world’s most popular computer games: Minecraft.

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City Planning in Minecraft


Code: W08


For pupils in: KS2


Duration: Full day


Location: CLC


In this session pupils work collaboratively to design and build their own Minecraft city, incorporating geographical and historical knowledge about real-life architecture as well as applying an understanding of coordinates and directional language.

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Robot Orchestra Maker Day


Code: W09


For pupils in: KS2


Duration: Full day


Location: CLC


In this workshop pupils extend their knowledge of circuits by designing, building and programming their own electronic orchestra. They get the chance to try the BBC’s smart new electronic device, the Micro:bit, thanks to our partnership in the BBC’s Make It Digital initiative.   These workshops are offered in the following weeks only: Monday 17 […]

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Geography & Habitats


Code: W10


For pupils in: KS2


Duration: Full day


Location: CLC


This workshop invites pupils to explore different localities and regions using Google Earth, Maps and Street View to gain a deeper understanding of the different types of habitat to which plants and animals have adapted. As well as exploring real world locations they visit simulated environments in Minecraft, using their findings to produce an environmental […]

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Digital Music with Sonic Pi


Code: W11


For pupils in: Upper KS2


Duration: Full day


Location: CLC


In this workshop pupils develop an understanding of musical composition and computer science, using the free Sonic Pi software to program a piece of music. Sonic Pi allows pupils to explore the key dimensions of music, from pitch and duration to dynamics and tempo, whilst mastering some of the core logical principles of computing.

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Games Design with 2Simple’s 2DIY


Code: WH01


For pupils in: KS1


Duration: Half day


Location: CLC


In this workshop we invite pupils to become games developers as they discover exactly what makes a good computer game. We then use 2Simple’s 2DIY software to enable pupils to put their ideas into practice and create their very own 3D maze game.

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Coding & Animation with Scratch Jr


Code: WH02


For pupils in: KS1


Duration: Half day


Location: CLC


In this workshop pupils get the chance to create their own interactive animation using the visual programming app Scratch Jr. Scratch Jr is a free app available for iPad and Android tablets. It has been created by MIT to introduce young children to the basic principles of coding through an easy to operate, drag-and-drop interface.

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Robots & Computing


Code: WH03


For pupils in: KS1


Duration: Half day


Location: CLC


In this workshop pupils use floor robots called Bee-Bots to test their programming skills and complete a series of challenges, working as a team with members of their class. These activities allow pupils to practise their directional language by creating simple algorithms which they can then debug in order to get the bee to do […]

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Understanding Networks and the Internet


Code: WH04


For pupils in: KS2


Duration: Half day


Location: CLC


We are all citizens of the Internet. In this workshop pupils learn how information can be shared between networks across the world through the Internet, and get to grips with the basics of HTML – the language of the World Wide Web.  

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Robot Challenge


Code: WH05


For pupils in: KS2


Duration: Half day


Location: CLC


In this session, pupils use Lego Wedo robots to master the art of algorithms. First they carefully and accurately follow a set of instructions in order to successfully build their model. Then they create instructions of their own using Wedo’s programming interface, designed to teach children the basics of programming and debugging. Pupils also discover […]

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Problem Solving With Scratch


Code: WH06


For pupils in: KS2


Duration: Half day


Location: CLC


In this workshop pupils use their higher-order thinking skills to solve a series of mathematical problems in Scratch, exploring a range of age appropriate mathematical concepts.

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Performing and Reading Poetry


Code: Wh07


For pupils in: KS2


Duration: Half day


Location: CLC


In this workshop pupils explore the features of poetry, and use examples by the likes of Grace Nichols and Michael Rosen to inspire them to construct their own haiku poems. Working in groups, pupils then create short films in which they recite their poetry, editing in images that complement its themes.

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Exploring the World with Digital Maps


Code: WH08


For pupils in: KS1


Duration: Half day


Location: CLC


In this workshop pupils use Google Earth, Streetview and Maps to visit locations in each of the world’s seven continents, making observations and comparisons between them.

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Science: Plants & Natural Things


Code: WH09


For pupils in: KS1


Duration: Half day


Location: CLC


In this workshop pupils observe, investigate and explore plant life. Examining samples under a microscopic camera, pupils have the chance to take close-up photographs of different parts of common plants and to describe their appearance and function. They then apply their knowledge of the needs plants to choose a location within the CLC for us […]

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Patterns, Shape & Form in Rocks and Soils


Code: WH10


For pupils in: Lower KS2


Duration: Half day


Location: CLC


In this workshop pupils make systematic and careful observations to help them describe and compare types of rocks and soils. They will examine textures, colours and shape using digital microscopes, and turn their photos into kaleidoscopic patterns.

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Investigating the World


Code: WI01


For pupils in: EYFS


Duration: Full day


Location: In school


During these workshops groups of children work with one of our tutors to explore a range of technological devices on loan from the CLC. Pupils will microscopes, cameras and voice recorders to capture ideas and observations, sometimes focusing on a particular theme or topic relevant to their learning.  

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Coding and Animation with Scratch Jr


Code: WI02


For pupils in: KS1


Duration: Full day


Location: In school


In this workshop pupils get the chance to create their own interactive animation using the visual programming app Scratch Jr. Scratch Jr is a free app available for iPad and Android tablets. It has been created by MIT to introduce young children to the basic principles of coding through an easy to operate, drag-and-drop interface.

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Computing Unplugged


Code: WI03


For pupils in: KS1


Duration: Full day


Location: In school


In this workshop we bring computer science into pupils’ learning environment without the aid of technology. Through a series of engaging activities we show how many of the concepts fundamental to the computing curriculum, such as debugging, decomposition or creating simple algorithms, can be taught using merely the contents of the average classroom.

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Online Safety: Pupil Voice


Code: WI04


For pupils in: Upper KS2, KS2


Duration: Full day


Location: In school


Using your school’s online safety policy as a starting point, a CLC film-maker will work with members of school council or your Digital leaders to create a short film to explain  the key content of the policy to the wider school community. The day will combine discussion on good online safety practice, with the afternoon […]

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Problem Solving with Scratch


Code: WI05


For pupils in: KS2


Duration: Full day


Location: In school


In this workshop pupils use their higher-order thinking skills to solve a series of mathematical problems in Scratch, exploring a range of age appropriate mathematical concepts.

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