Year 6 – Lesson 1 – The micro:bit

Curriculum KS2 Unit Lesson

Pupils will be introduced to the micro:bit as an input, process, output device that can be programmed. Pupils will familiarise themselves with the device itself and the programming environment, before creating their own programs. They will then run their programs on the device.

Note: This unit is written assuming that you will be using a desktop or laptop computer (not a tablet) to connect micro:bits.

Learning objectives

To create a program to run on a controllable device

  • I can apply my knowledge of programming to a new environment
  • I can test my program on an emulator
  • I can transfer my program to a controllable device

Package contents

  • Lesson plans
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  • Learner resources
  • Homework