Lesson 4: Bee-Bot world

Using a map template to create a Bee-Bot world, children then work in pairs, programming their Bee-Bots with specific instructions to navigate the map and reach an intended destination

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To program a device

National curriculum

Pupils  should be taught to:

  • Create and debug simple programs

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Differentiation

Pupils needing extra support: Still take navigating the map one step at a time. The end goal might be three steps away, but they clear (‘x’) > move > ‘Go’ each time.

Pupils working at greater depth: Plan their route getting from A to C whilst missing out B (see the ‘Wrapping up’ section).

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding

Vocabulary

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Sway Grantham,  
Computing specialist
Sway Grantham (@SwayGrantham) is a Primary School Teacher, a CAS Master Teacher and Specialist Leader in Education for Primary ICT. She also has a BCS Certificate in Computer Science Teaching (Primary). She has written several curricula and conducted research into the…
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