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Coding with j2code



j2code provides the tools, resources and lesson plans to introduce coding from Foundation Phase all the way to the top of Key Stage 2 and beyond.


All work can be completed in a web browser meaning that no special software is required. All learners’ work is saved to their J2e my files area for review by staff.


The following coding platforms are available in j2code:


jit – for KS1

Visual – for KS1-KS3

Logo – For KS1-KS3



There are ‘getting started’ videos available from the main j2code menu which run through all of the j2code functionality.



Getting started


Log into Hwb and navigate to Just2easy.



Click on the j2code tile.



The j2code homepage will appear like this:





JIT5 Turtle


Click the link below to find out how to use the JIT5 Turtle for coding:




How to code with Turtle

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The Visual programming engine is a familiar, block based programming tool which works on any modern computer or tablet. There are 3 differentiated levels which enable pupils to work independently without unnecessary clutter and distraction of script that they do not understand or need.


At Birchgrove we prefer to use Scratch and Scratch Jr but you are able to import your Scratch code to visual.


Scratch Lessons are available here:






How to code with Visual

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Use lesson plans from Y3-6


The Logo programming engine enables pupils to build varied and mathematically challenging scripts. The differentiated levels allow pupils to continue on from JIT turtle applying what they have learnt in a new context.



Level 3 encourages users to work independently or for teachers or pupils to create examples for sharing with the class.


J2code Logo Tutorial

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‘Scratch’ import


Import Scratch files that you have made public into MyFiles and add learning conversations to them or embed them in j2e5 digital paper.




Compatible with BBC Micro:bit


You can use your BBC micro:bit for all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments – the possibilities are endless. The BBC micro:bit has an awful lot of features, like 25 red LED lights that can flash messages. There are two programmable buttons that can be used to control games. The BBC micro:bit can detect motion and tell you which direction you’re heading in – clever!