NORTH WALES (Ruthin) - Design and Technology: Programming and Control in Key Stage 2


Target GroupKS2 Teachers


05 March 2018
Price: £ 276.00
Venue: Ruthin Castle Hotel, Castle Street, Ruthin, LL152NU
Time: 9 am for 9:30 start
Cost of course £230 plus VAT to include resources

 “In too many schools, pupils’ understanding of how to use programmable, computer-control systems that can create, test, modify and store instructions to control events within ‘systems and control’ is weak.” 

Estyn Thematic Report, July 2017

Science and Design and Technology at Key Stage 2

 Do you feel confident to teach the D&T requirements for programing and control in KS2? Does your school have the necessary hardware and software? Estyn’s recent report on science and D&T concluded that that this is an area of the curriculum that is need of improvement in many primary schools.

 This full day, hands-on course for Key Stage 2 teachers and D&T subject leaders will address this technically challenging aspect of the National Curriculum through a range of user-friendly activities and resources. Please note that the course does not assume any prior knowledge of programming and control.

The course will develop your knowledge, expertise and confidence when teaching programming and control, including:

·       An understanding of computer-controlled systems in KS2

·       Progression in children’s knowledge, understanding and skills

·       Practical workshops on programming, monitoring and control

·       Project ideas and activities which will engage and motivate children

N.B. each delegate will receive a computer control kit as part of the course. Delegates are asked to bring their laptops to the event and will be contacted nearer to the date in order to install freely available software that will be needed on the day.

Course Provider: Gareth Pimley

Building on his experience of teaching in Shropshire primary schools and eighteen years with Shropshire Advisory Service, Gareth Pimley has worked as a freelance primary education consultant for the last six years. He provides advice, support and training in design and technology (D&T) to schools, local authorities, companies and other organisations.

Gareth has a national reputation for his work in D&T, having previously been seconded to the Design and Technology Association as Assistant Chief Executive. He is a member of the Expert Subject Advisory Group for D&T and was a major contributor to the final draft of the National Curriculum 2014 programmes of study in England.