IF you are a parent or carer of a Year 2 child at King’s Ely Acremont Pre-Prep it is likely that you heard one or all of the words ‘Dash’, ‘robot’ or ‘coding’ on the way home this evening (May 3rd)!

Mr Dean’s and Mrs Miller’s classes visited King’s Ely Junior this morning to enjoy some ‘Dash Robot’ coding activities with Mr Everest, our Head of Key Stage 2 and Computing and Digital Innovation.

The children met Mr Everest and ‘Dash Robot’ over at Acremont last week as part of our Year 2 to 3 Transition Programme. Today, our Year 2s worked in pairs to code their very own ‘Dash Robots’, which are the main hands-on coding devices that our Key Stage 2 pupils use.

Mr Everest said: “The children programmed eye patterns and changed the colour of Dash Robot’s lights by creating procedures using blocks of code. Towards the end of the session, the children had programmed Dash to dance and even talk! It was lovely welcoming the Year 2s to the Morbey Hall and we look forward to seeing them all back at King’s Ely Junior again for their Move-up Morning next month.”

Our Year 2 to 3 Transition Programme runs throughout the Summer Term and is designed to ensure that our Year 2 classes are not only well prepared for the next stage of their King’s Ely journey come September, but that they are also excited.

The programme also includes swimming sessions at the KEJ pool, lunch at the Monastic Barn, Year 3 Teacher familiarisation activities and our whole school ‘Move-up Morning’ on June 22nd!

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