This week the Puffins have started working in Computing. We started the week with an introduction to online safety. Moving on to learning how to log on using the laptops. The children produced some amazing pictures using Mash – Up on Purple Mash and practicing using the keyboard. Today they have been learning how to give instructions using 2Logo.
Today in Computing the children have been learning how to send and reply to emails. They had to send Ned pictures and emails about a new chocolate bar design and communicating to Barnaby Bear about his travels.
Year 1 Puffins continued their understanding of writing instructions when using Code for Life’s Rapid Router website.
Puffins worked through the levels as they programmed a van to move from one point to another using programming blocks.
The blocks were as follows:
– Move Forwards
– Move Backwards
– Turn Left
– Turn Right
The children came across various challenges including working out the correct turn to use (left or right). Some children did really well working this out however the others had to use a BeeBot to help them work out the correct direction.
The children were also introduced to a new Computing term called sequence. When programming, it is important to make sure that all the steps are presented in the correct order – this is sequence.
Here is an example of a real life sequence – in the correct order.