Before the lesson
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- To understand what decomposition is and how to apply it to solve problems
Pupils should be taught to:
- Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
- Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
Pupils needing extra support: Should be encouraged to identify two or three key features for the game and think about how to code them.
Pupils working at greater depth: Should be encouraged to think about extra features they could add into their game and how they might code them, e.g. adding further obstacles for the bug to bump into or making their bug bigger or smaller.