Learning to code

Computer Science

This term, the students in Class 2 have been participating in Computer Science lessons with Mr. Ward. The students have enjoyed learning the basics of computer programming and logical thinking, through the use of Blockly.

As Seymour Papert, one of the best known advocates for teaching computer science and programming in schools, sums up the benefits by saying, “Anyone who has witnessed a toddler using a computer has probably experienced a sense of awe at that child’s facility with, what for adults, can be an infinitely frustrating gadget. It’s one thing for a child to play a computer game; it’s another thing altogether for a child to build his or her own game.”