St Paul's Catholic Primary School: Lego WeDo2 Coding

A project by: Mrs N Sawdy

£0
pledged of £652 target

This project did not reach its target.

Completion Date: Mon 15 Apr 2019
Bring coding to life, using Lego WeDo2, an innovative way to explore coding throughout the school.

KEY STATS

Number of students that will benefit: 400

Age of students: 4-11

Percentage eligible for free school meals: 30%

OUR PROJECT

About us

We are a larger than average primary school - 2 form entry - located on the outskirts of Portsmouth (Paulsgrove). Our children have enquiring minds, which we as a school nurture and develop through their time at St Paul's. We have recently developed our computer curriculum to include a wide range of opportunities to discover and work with different software and hardware components. Within the school the proportion of disadvantaged pupils is above the national average. 

What do we want?

As a school we would like to purchase 5 sets of the Lego WeDo 2.0, which makes primary school science and computing come to life through hands-on tasks, real-world projects, and relevant technology that engages pupils.

Through project-based activities, pupils’ skills are enhanced across science, coding, engineering and technology. The unique combination of the LEGO® brick, classroom-friendly software, and inspiring, curriculum-relevant science projects results in a resource that builds pupils’ confidence. Empower them to ask the right questions, define problems, and design their own solutions by putting scientific discovery in their hands. WeDo 2.0 now includes eight exciting modules specifically designed to develop computational thinking techniques.

We have a specialist teacher who has been trained in to work and develop the use of Lego WeDo2.0 throughout the curriculum. 

Who is this for?

This is for our whole school, to be used in a variety of lessons, not just computing, but to also use within science, geography and other cross curricular subjects. 

Why do we want it?

The children will be aware of how to use coding within real life situations, it will develop their engineering and problem-solving skills. These skills are then transferable within many other areas of the curriculum. 

(From Lego WeDo website:) WeDo 2.0 strengthens pupils’ understanding of science and computing practices, including asking questions and solving problems, modelling, prototyping, investigating, analysing and interpreting data, computational thinking, creating evidence based arguments, and obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information. 

Develop your pupils’ competencies through hands-on projects covering key science topics such as physical-, life-, earth- and space sciences, engineering and technology. Improve problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, collaboration and integrate the use of relevant digital tools to improve computational thinking skills.

WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES

  • 4 x Lego WeDo2.0 Class Pack @ £155.95 each = £623.76 (TTS group) 
  • 2 x Energizer Pro Battery Charger + 4 batteriesAA @ £13.99 each = £27.98 (Amazon) 

Total = £651.74 including VAT and delivery 

STRETCH TARGET

If we're fortunate enough to raise more than our target, then we would like to purchase more sets of LegoWeDo2.0. 

HELP US REACH OUR TARGET!

Please do donate, but if you can't donate right now you can help us in other ways! Share this project with anyone you think would support us. Share the link at the top of the page on Twitter, Facebook, email, your website, blog, mention us in a phone call or even just a chat over the fence! Please support us and help make a difference to our students.

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