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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.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3tbwmn/articles/z3whpv4

 

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.

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