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Year 1 & 2
Autumn Term 2
Year 1 are learning about algorithms by looking at simple recipes for food and understanding how to break down big problems into smaller more manageable ones.
We used the internet to search and find out why it is important to eat a healthy diet.
Figuring out a simple recipe just from a picture was the next task and we were able to identify the various fruits and the order that they needed to go in on this delicious looking fruit kebab!
Next up jam sandwichs!
How would you make a Jam sandwich? you probably know all the steps required but have you thought about how you might need to explain it to a robot? or a computer! We discussed how we would make a sandwich in class and wrote down the steps required.
Year 2 have been learning how to log on with the new chrome books!
We have to remember a username and a password and be sure to enter them in correctly making sure we check the spellings. We follow an algorithmn to make sure we enter the correct details and this allows us to log in and access our chrome browsers so we can test out some games like this one below!
This term we have been looking at lots of different types of games.
We have discussed what platforms these games come on such as Windows PC, Xbox, Playstation etc.
Discussing what types of games we like and playing some via SCRATCH and succesfully explaining what game elements they included!
YEAR 1 & 2
We have been learning all about algorithms, an algorithm is a set of instructions!
Watch the following video below to have a look at how an algortihm can be followed to brush your teeth!
In our first lesson we used a simple set of instructions to generate our very own monster! You can do this at home aswell, all you need is a piece of paper and a pencil.
1. Choose a body shape (could be a triangle, rectangle, square its up to you)
2. Eye/s - How many eyes will your monster have?
3. Arm/s - What about arms? 1, 2, 10!
4. Leg/s - You can have any number of legs you like.
5. Mouth/s - Will your monster have a large mouth with small teeth?
Both Year Groups have been using this treasure map to learn about algorithms that can help us navigate using simple instructions such as up, down, left and right.
We have also been using North South East and West as our directions! have a go at the link below and see if you can solve the clues and find the treasure!
As we have been learning about algorithms and Africa this term along with using North, South, East and West to navigate around maps why not use that knowledge and give this game a go!