Belhaven Hill School

A Boarding & Day School for Boys and Girls aged 6-13

Computer Science & Robotics

Computer Science

Computer Science & Robotics

Computer Science teaches computational thinking and problem solving as well as developing coding skills.

All children use a block-based programming language to programme Spheros, small spherical robots. These lessons are designed to be engaging and test problem solving which, I believe, are the first steps before the further development of Computer Science.

During the 'lockdown' we have continued to use the Spheros at home with the younger children while the older children have been designing objects to print on the new 3D printer. Forms 1 & 2 also had a short introduction to programming a MicroBit. From the summer term, the children will get their hands on the MicroBits and also look at what makes up the inside of a computer.

The school has an ambitious three to five year plan for Computer Science which will include programming Raspberry pies and the building of a “CreaterSpace”.