Langley Grammar School
We are an innovative and forward-thinking school, committed to developing our students into well-rounded, confident and successful young men and women. We have strong links with our two main feeder schools: Castleview and Ryvers as part of our Kederminster Educational Trust.
The Digital Schoolhouse is to allow us to use our computing expertise and resources to offer primary schools access to the computing curriculum. We can support schools’ teaching and learning, and we hope our workshops will be engaging and innovative. The workshops start with a kinaesthetic approach exploring computational thinking concepts followed by developing algorithms and programming in different environments, depending on the workshop. Our aim is to build student confidence and enthusiasm for computing and aid their transition into secondary school.
Please contact us and discuss the workshops as a number can be adapted to a theme you are covering in lessons.
Funky Maths Calculator - This workshop addresses the concepts of simple algebraic equations and variables by teaching students to create their own calculator using the Scratch programming environment.
Funky Quiz - This workshop addresses the concepts selection and variables by teaching students to create their own quiz using the Scratch programming environment.
Micro-bits - This workshop addresses the concepts: conditions and variables by teaching students to create projects based on an Alice in Wonderland theme using the online Micro-bit programming environment and involves some craft activities.
Robotics (being developed for November) - This workshop allows students to build a simple robot and teaches them to use algorithms to sequence the robot’s actions in a Lego WeDo programming environment.
Computational thinking using iPads (being developed for October) - This workshop will address some concepts of computational thinking by utilising a range of apps on the iPad.
Computational thinking with a Geography focus (being developed for December) - This workshop will address some concepts of computational thinking with a link to Geography field work and will use a range of apps on the iPad.
Computational thinking with a STEM focus (being developed for January) - This workshop will address some concepts of computational thinking with a design technology link and use a stop motion app on the iPad.
Burglar Alarm (being set up for February) - This workshop utilities sensors and outputs by teaching students to create their own burglar alarm system using a Scratch GPIO programming environment on the Raspberry Pis.
Workshop days and hours
We have a range of facilities for students to use as part of their Digital Schoolhouse experience, these include: a computer room with 30 workstations, a computer room with 15 Raspberry Pis and a set of 15 iPads.