J2code is our award winning coding resource offering four differentiated platforms. Following the National Curriculum it encourages students’ creativity and helps teachers fulfil the requirements of computing in the curriculum for pupils in KS1 and KS2.
There are 4 sections to try!
Year 1 and Year 2
JIT Turtle is aimed at the youngest learners and starts to introduce all of the important concepts of programming. Pupils begin by simply clicking an on screen turtle or sprite to move it, turn it or put a pen up or down. As well as moving the sprite it builds up a simple program as a series of commands in a separate window. As a user becomes more confident they can move to advanced mode where the turtle does not perform the actions until the program is run. This is a perfect compliment to motorised floor turtles or other activities.
Year 3, 4, 5, and 6
The Visual programming engine is a familiar, block based programming tool which works on any modern computer or tablet. Starting with the simplest of programs, pupils can progress to a high level of sophistication which will keep them engaged and motivated. Teachers can share scripts with the class easily creating differentiated learning activities. There are 3 differentiated levels which enable pupils to work independently without unnecessary clutter and distraction of script that they do not understand or need.
Year 3, 4, 5 and 6
The Logo programming engine enables pupils to build varied and mathematically challenging scripts. The differentiated levels allow pupils to continue on from JIT turtle applying what they have learnt in a new context. Level 3 encourages users to work independently or for teachers or pupils to create examples for sharing with the class
Year 3, 4, 5 and 6
You can use your BBC micro:bit for all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments – the possibilities are endless. The BBC micro:bit has an awful lot of features, like 25 red LED lights that can flash messages. There are two programmable buttons that can be used to control games. The BBC micro:bit can detect motion and tell you which direction you’re heading in – clever!
Have a go and see what you can create!