Bits and Bytes

Bits and Bytes is a 10-week programme designed for year 5 and 6 classes. Using LEGO’s educational Spike Prime robotics system, students work in teams to complete various challenges. We look to introduce a competitive team element to the programme which has proven to be very popular with teachers and pupils.

What will your class do?

Your class will:

  • Learn to code using the Scratch coding system
  • Play and build with LEGO Spike Prime robotic kits
  • Tackle a wide range of problem solving activities
  • Research the causes and impact of climate change

What will your class create?

Your class will:

  • Write code to control a robot
  • Construct robots to solve problems
  • Create solutions to tackle problems
  • Discuss the global impact of climate change

How will they benefit by taking part?

  • Developing skills and confidence in valuable technologies
  • Developing such essential skills as problem solving, critical thinking and leadership
  • Developing self-belief and self-esteem
  • Being able to balance personal needs with the needs of our environment

How does my school get involved?

If you would like to discuss delivering Bits and Bytes to a class in your school please email

Teacher feedback

“The sessions provided by Max and Tom were exceptionally well planned and resourced. Their knowledge was excellent and they were always keen and enthusiastic, encouraging the children at every opportunity. The class looked forward to their sessions each week with many saying it was the highlight of their school week. The children learned valuable team building and resilience skills as they faced challenges each week which required them to communicate, evaluate and resolve issues they faced. Children who have previously struggled with confidence gained skills in sharing their ideas with a group and standing up and being proud of their achievements.”

Mrs. Lynn, Teacher

Alderman Payne Primary school

“The children have really enjoyed the Bits and Bytes challenges. Being a project that most have little experience of, it has been a challenge to some and has developed them both socially and as programmers. As sessions have progressed, the resilience of some individuals has improved, and those whom sharing and group work had been an issue for, have also seen an improvement. It will be a shame to see it end. Girls, I feel, in particular have benefitted from the chance of them working in larger groups or with some of the boys. This has allowed quieter girls to flourish in areas that perhaps they would not have been able to do so previously. Overall, the project has so far been a success and has provided many opportunities that the children would not have had otherwise.” 

Mr. Laing, Teacher

Kinderley Primary School

“Our class of thirty year four children have thoroughly enjoyed the ‘Bits and Bytes’ programme. They look forward to their weekly sessions, and are fully engaged and motivated in all the exciting activities which have been planned. We feel, as a school, that this programme has given the children the opportunity to develop their communication skills with their peers, and work with children with whom they wouldn’t normally work alongside. It has given children of all abilities the chance to work together on problem based activities which the 20Twenty Productions team have delivered in a creative and enthusiastic way. This programme and its creative thinking approach has enabled our children to develop their independence which will, in turn, help them become lifelong learners.”

Mrs. Pooley, Teacher and Arts Subject Lead

Leverington Primary School

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