Lesson 5: Predictions

Pupils learn that an algorithm is a set of instructions to carry out a task, in a specific order. They use logical reasoning to read simple instructions and predict the outcome.

Before the lesson

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Learning objectives

  • To learn how to explore and tinker with hardware to develop familiarity and introduce relevant vocabulary

EYFS outcomes

Communication and language

  • Describe events in some detail. 

 

Characteristics of Effective Learning

  • Active learning
  • Creating and thinking critically

 

Outcomes taken from Development Matters, 2021. 

ELGs taken from the new statutory framework for the EYFS, 2021. 

Activity

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Key vocabulary

Observations

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Next steps

  • To learn that an algorithm is a set of instructions to carry out a task, in a specific order.
  • To use logical reasoning to read simple instructions and predict the outcome.
  • Make a note of any specific next steps for individual children.
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Sophie Pickles,  
Computing specialist
Sophie is an expert Early Years consultant. She has spent many years both teaching in Reception and leading, in her role of Head of Early Years and senior manager at an outstanding-rated, child-led setting. Sophie now works with many national educational…
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