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Computing Learning -  week 2

 

This week we are learning to give simple instructions to control a device and correct mistakes in instructions. As our real Bee-bots are at school, we are going to practise using Bee-bots on an app which you can download following the links below or type Bee-bots into the app store (apple devices) or GooglePlay (android devices). 

 

For iphones, ipads and macs - https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/bee-bot/id500131639

For androids - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tts.beebot&hl=en

 

 

What your child will know by the end of their learning: 

I can create and correct mistakes (debug) in simple instructions. 

 

Special vocabulary: Instructions, forwards, backwards, left turn, right turn, sequence, edit, test.

 

Resources:

  • Bee-Bot app
  • UK Bee-Bot map
  • Bee-bot command sheets

 

 

Activity 1: Going over directions

  • Look at the direction card from last week. Can you get a toy and move the toy in different directions? 
  • Have a starting point and an end point in a room at home. Get your toy from one start to end only using directions forwards, backwards, left, right. Say your instructions out loud. 

 

Activity 2: Bee-Bots travels the UK! 

  • Use the Bee-Bot map of the UK to plan a journey for a Bee-Bot to travel. 
  • Write you algorithm (set of instructions) on the Bee-Bots command sheet - you can also write it out in your home learning books.
  • Have a go at making your own journey for a Bee-Bot. Take your time and remember if you make a mistake, go back a step and correct your instruction. Use the empty command sheet to write your algorithm. 

 

 

Activity 3: Putting your learning into practise on the Bee-bot app. 

  • Use the Bee-bot app from last week (instructions in previous week)
  • Click on start and choose 'Egyptians'.
  • Do levels 1-6. Remember to choose your instructions in the correct order and then click GO so your Bee-bot moves to its final space. Remember if you have made a mistake your Bee-Bot will go a different direction! Take your time and clear your code and try again. It is all about determination 😎. 

 

 

 

Have fun! 😄

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