Beebot fun in Year 1.
Have a look at the fun Willow class has been having with these programmable toys called beebots. We have used all our recent learning about half, quarter and three quarter turns to set routes for the beebots.
Once again, Palm Class came to the rescue… We applied our mathematical vocabulary to write direction instructions for Grace Darling, to help rescue some of the stranded sailors.
Which direction did she move first? How many times did she turn clockwise? How many 1/4 turns did she make? What were your shortest and longest instructions?
Who could you help at home, by giving them some direction instructions? Where do they need to go and how will your direction instructions get them there?
Forwards, backwards, 1/4 turn to the right, 1/2 turn to the left, 3/4 turn clockwise and 1/4 turn anti-clockwise… just some of the directional language and vocabulary we were using today in Palm Class.
In our maths, we have been learning how to program the Bee-Bots by giving them direction instructions. Today, we replaced the Bee-Bots for our friends and attempted to direct them around some playground obstacles!
How did it feel not being able to see where you were moving and having to rely on the directions from your friend? What were the most helpful types of instructions? Did you prefer giving the directions or following the directions?
We all displayed excellent speaking and listening skills during this activity. Super collaboration as always Palm Class!