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This first computing lesson this half term introduces the term algorithm. Please watch the clip on BBC bitesize and read all of the information with your child.


Extension activity.


Once you have done this ask your child to write or draw a set of instructions for a simple task they may do at home for you (getting a bowl of cereal, laying the table, at school we will be using the example of making a jam sandwich). They must use clear instructions in the right order just as you would if you were programming a computer.

Once they have completed recording their instructions you could become the 'Computer Bot' - they must tell you exactly what to do. If the instruction is vague, or out of order respond by saying 'error' in a robotic voice. Talk about how it could be improved and if possible link this to the idea of debugging computer programs.