Pupils have continued with the coding unit this month. They have developed a greater understanding of the importance of using clear, sequential instructions. They were introduced to the meaning of the term ‘algorithm’ as being the steps that a computer uses to solve a problem or reach a goal. Pupils were encouraged to think about their own examples in real life, such as following the steps within a recipe.
In ‘Space Travel’, pupils used a timer within their code to make objects perform actions in sequence. For example, they incorporated a timer to make a rocket take off after a few seconds. They then gave a sequence of instructions to fly the rocket to the moon and the Earth. Finally, they created a game that involved the rocket visiting and stopping at three different planets whilst avoiding asteroids!