The West Australian Curriculum: Technologies learning area comprises two subjects:
- Design and Technologies
- Digital Technologies
In Digital Technologies students are provided with practical opportunities to use design thinking and to be innovative developers of digital solutions and knowledge. Digital Technologies is a subject that has a specific curriculum and includes the practical application of the ICT general capability.
Digital Technologies @ Bertram
What is coding? Coding is what makes it possible for us to create computer software, apps and websites. Your browser, your OS, the apps on your phone, and websites – they’re all made with code. Coding, in the simplest of terms, is telling a computer what you want it to do, which involves typing in step-by-step commands for the computer to follow. The benefits of learning coding at a young age are enormous and include the development of problem-solving skills, computational thinking, persistence, collaboration, and a deeper understanding of a range of mathematical concepts and language.
Our Coding Club at Bertram Primary School is held in the library during lunchtime and caters for students in Years 2 to 6. The aim of the club is to engage children in Computer Science, and allow them to gain a practical understanding of basic coding.
First Lego League Robotics Cup
Bertram Primary School is excitedly entering the First Lego League Robotics Cup.
FIRST® LEGO® League is a competition catering for upper-primary and lower-secondary school students. Every year, teams of up to 10 students build, program and compete with a robot, while also learning about a modern problem in science and engineering and developing solutions for it. The entire competition for the year is based around one of these themes. Past themes include natural disasters, senior citizens, food health & safety, climate change, medical science, and nanotechnology. Tournaments are run with the feel of a sporting event, and teams compete like crazy while having the time of their lives.