Years 4-6 Makerspace

This term, our Makerspace friends from Years 4-6 have been very busy as they have used their weekly sessions to focus upon robotics. 

We began the term looking at Spheros and the creation of Make a Bots that cover the device and are manipulated by coding via the SpheroEDU app on the iPad. It was a great project for our students that enabled them to construct a robot from a paper cup, a straw, paper and some tape – simple! Students then designed tracks for their robots to follow.  During the second half of the term, student used LEGO Education Spike Prime kits. These kits combine colourful LEGO building elements, easy-to-use hardware and intuitive coding with STEAM learning units that engage students of all levels. Everything is easily adaptable to any learning environment, making it fast and simple for students to get going and start learning.

Makerspace is a space or place where students can make, create and solve real-world problems. They are provided the opportunity to explore, create and develop their computational, systems and design thinking and use scientific, engineering, artistic and mathematical skills (STEAM – Science, Technologies, Engineering, The Arts and Mathematics) within hands‑on practical experiments and investigations.

We look forward to sharing in further Makerspace fun next term. Look out next week for information around signing up for Makerspace Term 4.

Beth Claydon | Head of Digital Literacy & STEAM