In Lower School children are introduced to computational thinking and learn what algorithms are and how we use them in day-to-day life. The understanding of this concept leads to coding through iPad apps such as ‘Scratch Jnr’ and ‘Hopscotch’.
Middle school children begin to understand the use of variables and inputs to create complex code. It is in these years children begin to create their own video games and animations using popular programs Scratch and Kodu.
Upper School Children begin to code physical objects and in particular grasp a solid understanding of coding the BBC Microbit. Children learn how to create games, animations and music on this device, whilst making their code readily available for others to download.
At The Willows School Children understands the importance of e-safety and all its aspects. Children are taught how to identify suspicious emails and fraudulent websites whilst also identifying recognising safe online spaces for communication and play with peers.