Lesson 2: Introducing the Bee-Bot

Children experiment with programming a Bee-Bot/Blue-Bot and tinker with hardware to develop familiarity and introduce relevant vocabulary

Before the lesson

Learning objectives

  • To experiment with programming a Bee-bot/Blue-bot
  • To explore and tinker with hardware to develop familiarity and introduce relevant vocabulary

EYFS outcomes

Personal, social and emotional development

  • ELG: Managing self: Be confident to try new activities and show independence, resilience and perseverance in the face of challenge.

 

Mathematics 

  • Count objects, actions and sounds. 

 

Characteristics of Effective Learning

  • Playing and exploring
  • Active learning
  • Creating and thinking critically

 

Outcomes taken from Development Matters, 2021. 

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

Activity

Teacher notes

Key vocabulary

Prompts for learning

Observations

Next steps

To experiment with programming a Bee-bot/Blue-bot and to learn how to give simple commands.

To learn to debug instructions, with the help of an adult, when things go wrong.

Note any specific next steps for individual children.

Created by:
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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