Lesson 3: Through the maze

Building on their understanding of algorithms, children explore activities on the software: Lightbot, directing a robot through a maze

Learning Objectives

  • Planning algorithms that will solve problems

  • Creating algorithms to solve problems

  • Including loops in algorithms (count controlled)

  • Visualising directions from a 2D environment

Lesson Plan

Planning algorithms and visualising directions
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Teacher Video: Through the maze

Presentation: Through the maze


Lightbot map
Lightbot blocks
Created by:
Siobhan Morgan,  
Computing specialist
Head of Computing at Exeter Junior School, Siobhan Morgan has nine years of computing teaching experience as well as experience from her role of ‘Subject Genius for Computing’ on TES. Siobhán enjoys spending time with her family and searching for the Gruffalo…
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