Year 2 become coders for the day.
This week both year 2 classes have spent time learning how important algorithms are when programming technology. We spent a day looking at how to ensure our instructions were clear and using our computational thinking skills to debug any that didn't quite work.
The days started by helping a dragon (us) get to it's treasure using words like, north, south, forward and back. We decided on how to record our programmes and tried it out a number of times.
Next we had a go at working with beebots. The beebots were not new to us and we built upon our Year 1 skills to write our programmes before inputting them into the mini robots. The tricky part was remembering to put in ALL the instructions!
After this we took our learning to the ipads. We then used the coding blocks in Scratch Jnr to make a dragon hatch from it's egg- as you do!