Technology plays an important role throughout our school curriculum, and no more than in Computing. Not only do we aim for students to become adept, sensible and safe users of technology, but there is also a strong emphasis on computer science, teaching children to create through programming and basic electronics. As well as ‘on-screen’ coding, we believe it is important for our students to engage with and control actual physical objects, using simple circuit boards and components, such as motors and LEDs, as well as different switches and sensors.
Our students have the opportunity to learn about robotics using Lego Mindstorms EV3 kits. Once they have built and mastered the basic motion controls of their device and explored the various inputs, such as the ultrasonic proximity sensor, students are given complex tasks for their robot to complete autonomously.
Why learn Robotics?
Robotics is an innovative activity which looks at the technology which is in our not too distant future. Children practice programming skills and generate new ideas looking at how these can be brought into reality. At SABS, we have a 3D printer which allows children to look at how we can use imagination, creativity and scientific technology to create.
This activity is available for Year 2 to 4.