Coding and Lego Programming


Discover Primary Science and Maths STEM Award 2022
Discover Primary Science and Maths STEM Award 2022

We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded:

Well done to all the students, teachers and parents of Scoil Chaitríona Junior for all the hard work (and fun) in our science projects and investigations this year.  We are very proud.  You can check out our Discovery Log here. It shows all the interesting classes we had in STEM this year.

We really enjoyed watching the virtual live awards this morning, and we were especially delighted to see our name in print!

EU Code Week 2021
EU Code Week 2021

Our school has signed up to be a part of EU Code Week.  We hope to do some coding every day this week.

Coding with Bee Bots 1st class (Sept 2021)


On Monday we tried Kodable and Bee Bots.

On Tuesday we coded with Angry Birds

On Wednesday we had fun coding with Minecraft

We were coding with Moana on Thursday

Star Wars coding on Friday

We are quite expert now after coding all week!  Thanks Hour of Code for a great introduction to coding!

Star Wars Coding
Star Wars Coding

We thoroughly enjoyed coding with Star Wars today.

After 5 days of coding on the tablets, we are becoming quite expert at coding.

Coding with Moana
Coding with Moana

We really enjoyed learning to code with Moana today.  We are becoming very good at coding now.  Some of us are coding at home too!

Coding with Minecraft
Coding with Minecraft

We are getting good at coding.  Teacher explained how to code in Minecraft with a lot of help from Conor.  He’s the expert at Minecraft coding.

Angry Birds and the Hour of Code
Angry Birds and the Hour of Code

We did some coding today from The Hour of Code with Angry Birds.

We are really getting the hang of coding.

Why not try this at home?

Kodable for EU Code Week 2021
Kodable for EU Code Week 2021

We are really enjoying our first introduction to coding.  We are using our mini whiteboards and the tablets to help us code with Kodable and the hour of code.

Coding during the holidays
Coding during the holidays

To the Principal,

Good afternoon. My name is Jonathan Comerford, I work with Cork Institute of Technology on a project called DojoMór. I am contacting you to ask for your support on behalf of the Higher Education Authority.

DojoMór is HEA-funded, nationwide, online coding fun-day for young people aged 7 – 17. Multiple workshops will be hosted from 9 locations around the country this Saturday morning. The workshops will deliver fun coding activities like programming a micro-chip, coding a virtual robot, building a software app, making music, building a website, and creating games.

Attached is more information. If you could circulate the information about this event within the school network that would be great and maybe we can get a few more sign-ups!

This virtual event starts at 10am on Saturday 24thOctober. There are currently over 4500 registrations from around the country and bookings can be made up until midnight this Friday at

Workshops include:

  1. Scratch – Create games and animations
  2. Lightbot – Programming made easy
  3. Thunkable – Building a software app
  4. Vex Robotics – Programming a robot
  5. Micro:bit – Coding a micro-chip
  6. HTML – Building a website with code
  7. Soundtrap – Making music
  8. Blender – 3D Virtual Modelling

The event is supported by Cork Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology Tralee, Calmast Waterford Institute of Technology, Maynooth University, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology, Offaly County Council and is funded by the Higher Education Authority of Ireland.

Any and all support is appreciated.

Best Regards,

Jonathan Comerford

DojoMór Project Cork Institute of Technology

Register Here

EU Code Week Hour of Code 2020
EU Code Week Hour of Code 2020

We can’t wait to get involved in EU Code Week 2020.

Here are some of the programmes tried!

Coding with Bee Bots 2nd class (Oct 2020)

Coding with Kodable and Angry Birds 2nd class (Oct 2020)

Coding with Minecraft and Frozen 2nd class (Oct 2020)

Coding with Play Lab 2nd class (Oct 2020)

Coding with Play Lab
Coding with Play Lab

We really enjoyed coding with Play Lab.

We learned lots of exciting coding and now we can make our own games.

We also got a certificate for the great coding work we did today!