Year 4 Robins have today been continuing their understanding of programming by building algorithms with variables and If, Do statements.
The children use a website called ‘Code for Life’ to program a van to drive on a road but wait at traffic lights if the red light appears and move forward if the traffic light is showing green.
Robins were asked to use the least amount of blocks as possible to ensure they get a higher score at the end of the challenge. Some children impressed with Mr Baddhan with their debugging and programming skills.
Robins class enjoyed working with Mr Baddhan this afternoon creating an Etch a Sketch game. They were shown how to program their chosen sprites to use the pen up and down blocks. They were asked to create two shapes; a square and a rectangle.
Mr Baddhan also set a challenge, he asked some children to create an instruction screen which explains users how to play the game. They were shown how to do this by using the switch backdrop block.
This week have learnt about how the government works, how they make up the rules for the country and how democracy works. We had a debate about whether we thought it was fair that you are only allowed to vote when you reach the age of 18.
This is what we thought…
In this lesson, we then looked at other laws that affect us. We discussed the positives and negatives of this law.
This term in RE we are thinking about the things that make us happy and how we show that we are happy. We will be looking at celebration in different religions and how they show they are thankful to their god.
Today we wrote an acrostic poem of the things that make us happy.