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.
For DT, Year 1 Puffins have been learning about how different toys work i.e. push, pull or leavers. The Puffins also learnt how to be safe when using scissors and how to mark and measure. For our final project we designed a toy animal and made it out of paper.
Today in art the Puffins have been learning how to mix primary colours to make secondary colours. Once this was mastered and the correct colour palette was made we all had fun applying them to a copy of the artist Kandinsky painting Concentric Circles.