This week we have dived head first into the world of programming, following on from using algorithms to control and move objects and apps we have been looking at programming using the app ‘Hopscotch’ available for free in the App Store.

The pupils chose a character and then followed the instructions to drop and drag simple steps to program the character to move as desired. They had the opportunity to amend and alter the instructions to change the way the character moved, danced and spun round accompanied by plenty of laughter and enthusiasm. The words ‘Look at this’ were used a lot as pupils shared their programming ideas and experiences.

Stay tuned for more ideas and fun use of computing as we eagerly await our ‘Sphero’ and the chance to create our own Pacman game!