Lincolnshire SCITT

Physical Computing Kits

Current research suggests that physical computing is an important tool to engage learners and a strategy to develop their understanding in more creative ways.

We have Crumbles Kits available for KS2 and Raspberry Pi Picos for KS4.  The kits can be loaned out for a 6 week period for free. Please email us at teachcomputing@prioryacademies.co.uk for more information on how to borrow the kits.

Crumble Kits contain class sets of 17 Crumbles and all the peripherals needed to complete the  Year 5 - Programming A – Selection in physical computing unit from the Teach Computing Curriculum.

Raspberry Pi Pico trays contain class sets of 10 Raspberry Pi Picos and all the peripherals needed to complete the KS4 – Physical computing project unit from the Teach Computing Curriculum.

Free Crumble Kit Training 

Date and Times Venue Booking Link
Monday 22nd November 2:30pm-4:00pm The Keyworth Centre, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln LN6 0EP Link

The Crumble Controller is an easy-to-use programmable device, ideal for physical computing in primary schools. It is capable of driving two motors. With 4 input / output terminals, children can connect LEDs, switches and other interesting add-ons.

During this CPD you’ll explore how Crumble can be used in the classroom, with blocks of code ‘snapping’ together in an easy-to-use, Scratch-like environment suitable for key stage 2. You’ll find out how to setup the device, how to make use of input and output terminals and explore how to use the device with children. The CPD will help you gain confidence in teaching using Crumble, and the free Teach Computing Curriculum.