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Coding Bees

Key info...

Learning level: Key Stage 1
Location: Life's educational laboratories, Life Science Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne
Availibility: On demand

In this workshop students work in small groups to program Beebots, writing out their instructions to allow another person to program their Beebot to follow the same route.

This is part of a new programme of workshops to meet the latest National Curriculum requirements for primary students to learn coding.

In partnership with Cognesence.

What will you learn?

Curriculum Links
Computing KS1 
  • Understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions.
  • Create and debug simple programs.
  • Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs.
  • Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.
Aims and Objectives
  • Identify that Beebots only follow the instructions they are given.
  • Devise the code needed to get the Beebot to travel from one location to another.