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Micro:bit resources for primary

BBC micro:bit – the next gen has launched! Primary teachers and pupils can now benefit from enriched support to learn vital computing and digital creativity skills.

The BBC micro:bit next gen programme enabled schools to register in 2023 to receive sets of 30 micro:bits to use in their classrooms. If you didn't register, micro:bits are available to borrow from some libraries and you can also purchase them for your school.

To support the roll out of micro:bits, we have created a series of brand new resources. In these specially created activities learners will have the option to design and create a programmable device that can be used to make a musical instrument and create a class performance or find lost treasure in the school grounds; or thinking further afield they can measure the performance of a wheelchair athlete or help an astronaut to live on Mars!

Throughout these resources, learners analyse a design brief and design criteria before taking one of two routes through the activity – designing and producing the programming themselves, or using pre-written programs that they can download straight onto their devices and/or edit as they go through.

Download the free resources below! And please do share your learning highlights and final creations with us on social media @IETeducation or send them via email to to be featured in our online gallery.

For more information do have a look at the links below and happy coding!

BBC Teach

IET Education – a guide to the micro:bit