Chapter 1 - The Journey Begins
Hammond Junior School in Lightwater, Surrey is very excited about the recent arrival of the Sphero Bolt Power Pack on the premises.
Having created a new role within the school for a Computing Specialist, responsible for delivering the IT lessons for all KS2 year groups along with lunchtime IT clubs, Hammond were looking for ideas to offer new and engaging activities and learning possibilities to inspire the next generation of coders and computational thinkers. Sphero Bolt along with its Computer Science Foundations (CSF) Curriculum ticks all the right boxes. It offers a complete solution of learning through play with app enabled robotic balls filled with lots of programmable sensors and a colourful programmable 8x8 LED matrix.
In the first instance Hammond will be introducing Sphero Bolt to Year 6 students through lunchtime clubs supplementing their IT learning from their in-school lessons with the opportunity to broaden their coding skills through play with fun activities. Feedback from this year group will be invaluable and we then plan to introduce the Sphero CSF Curriculum into weekly IT lessons for all year groups as part of the IT planning for the next academic year matched to National Curriculum requirements.
The staff at Hammond were all very excited to see Sphero Bolt for the first time and now we can’t wait to see the children’s reactions.
Follow our journey with Sphero Bolt at Hammond Junior School.