Our coding term at our primary schools has been going on without a hitch. We have a bunch of fun- filled lessons lined up, that will help them all become coding masters in
Why do we think that it is so important to start teaching coding at such a young age?
First of all we know that all primary school learners are already clever enough to master these new skills. It is also a fun and different way to apply problem-solving skills, pattern recognition and analytical skills. And lastly, we need to teach them basic coding skills because we are, in fact preparing this e-generation for jobs that don’t even exist as yet.
So we love going on this coding quest with our primary schools and we can’t wait to see how they will impress us next.
Our grade one’s and grade two’s are creating a cool recycling activity using 2 Simple DIY software.
We are testing their knowledge while at the same time creating an awareness of those materials that can be recycled by showing them how to design four categories: glass, paper, metal and finally one for plastic. They then import clipart items that are made of any of these materials and have to place them in the correct “recycling bins”. The programme then scrambles the pictures. They have a great time sorting and placing the clipart items back into the correct recycling bins.
We know that the future of this planet is in the good hands of our grade one’s and grade two’s who have met the demands of first setting up and then playing the recycling game.
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