Coding with Scratch
In February 2022, the senior classroom (3rd-6th Class) began a six week coding course using Scratch (https://scratch.mit.edu/). This was delivered by Ms. Mann who received training, ‘An Introduction to Coding in Primary School: Level 1′, from Coding Ireland (www.codingireland.ie ).
The pupils used the school laptops to complete Scratch activities independently or with their partner on a shared device.
During the coding workshops, they followed a series of lessons prepared by Coding Ireland. These lessons introduced Scratch and the coding elements within it. After which the pupils in 3rd-6th Class also learned how to programme their own interactive games.
On Friday April 1st 2022, we were awarded a ‘Coding Ireland: Silver Award’ and flag in recognition of the efforts and achievements of the school and teachers in teaching coding & STEM to their pupils’.