This afternoon I had the pleasure of teaching Thistle and Clover class. With new skills to learn, both classes enjoyed creating simple algorithims, sequences of exact instructions in order to direct their friends correctly to a specified location. Thistle class were treasure hunters, giving directions using just forwards, backwards, left and right to their friends to find the box of treasure. With clover class we took over the playground, which became outer space for the afternoon. The children worked brilliantly to give clear instructions to arrive at each planet and even the International Space Station! This was computing in a way that the children had not seen before, but they were just brilliant and a joy to teach.
Here they all are in action, with some comments from clover class at the end.