- To understand what an algorithm is
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Pupils should be taught to:
- Understand what algorithms are, how they are implemented as programs on digital devices, and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions
- Create and debug simple programs
- Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
Before the lesson
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Pupils needing extra support: Give pupils the doll and clothes from the Activity: Doll and clothes already cut up.
Pupils working at greater depth: Should be challenged to work independently rather than in a group and should add more steps in their algorithm for the Activity: Crossing the road.