Physical Computing - Lego Mindstorms

Provider: Oxford Brookes University - Centre for Educational Consultancy and Development
£75.00 (no VAT on this item)
£67.50 (no VAT on this item) Oxford Brookes Partnership Schools

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Description Hands on course, simple programming and ideas to embed as cross curricular, extra curricular, or as part of as a SEN programme
Duration 1 x 3 hour session
Categories Primary, Teaching and Learning, KS2, Computing / ICT, Support Staff, Teaching staff, Cross-curricular Themes, Assessment, Bilingual Support / EAL, Behaviour for Learning, Gifted and Talented, Inclusion, Personalised Learning, SEND, Subject Knowledge, Classroom Management, Out of school
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Why attend?

  • Hands on opportunities to further develop your skills in programming so that you can fully implement the primary computing curriculum at KS2.
  • Build a physical device that responds to your commands.
  • To realise how simple it is to build a device and programme it to achieve a specific goal.
  • Offer challenge in computing for more able KS2 children or as an after school activity.


  • You will have the pleasure of building fairly complex robots with Lego which you can manipulate using Lego Mindstorms’ programming environment.
  • You will develop a number of activities that you can use in your own teaching practice or to use in an after school Coding Club.
  • You will have an understanding of the pedagogy to use Lego Mindstorms effectively to deliver the primary computing curriculum


Ideal for: KS2 Teachers and teaching assistants, ICT/Computing Co-ordinators who are confident in programming at KS2.


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Follow-up activities and support

You will have ongoing access to co-created resources after the session


Course Length: 1 x 3 hour session

Wednesday 16 Mar 2016

Venue: Harcourt Hill Campus
Time: 1330-1630

Course leader: Clare Fenwick, Senior Lecturer in Education: Primary Computing @csf0961

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.