This week, Year 2 have been learning all about position and direction. We know that ‘our’ right and left is different to someone else’s right and left if we are both facing in different directions!
Yesterday, we programmed Bee-Bots to travel to the treasure on the map, while avoiding the dangers on the island. The directions we had to choose from were ‘forward’, ‘back’, ‘left quarter turn’ and ‘right quarter turn’. We had to work with our group to visualise what the directions the Bee-Bot would need and then input the program into it. It took a few tries but it was a great feeling when we inputted the correct directions!
If you would like to have some fun programming your own virtual Bee-Bot, check out this link! (copy and paste it into your web browser)