### KS2 Building a pyramid

Not so much a game but a great way of introducing planning and problem solving for older children which is ideal for an outdoor activity but can also be carried out in the classroom if you have room. ...

### KS2 Sorting numbers through a network

Draw a network in chalk on the yard. Try this one to start. Take 6 children and stand them in the squares on the left hand (IN) side. Give them all a number from 1 to 6 in random order. At a ...

### FP / KS2 Creating dances with loops

Most dances are based on sequences (procedures) which are repeated (loops).  A great fun activity is to let the children get into groups, put some loud dance music on and let the children create ...

### KS2 Relay race coding

Put the children into teams, in lines, as you would for a relay race. Some distance in front of each team (depends on the space available and the age of the children.) place laminated cards with ...

### KS2 Down Down (Loops + procedures)

A fun singing game that helps children learn about loops, procedures and variables  Children make a circle.  Teacher demonstrates the chant whilst clapping to keep the rhythm. At the ‘Hey Sam’, ...

### FP / KS1 Smiley variables

5 years ago with no comments in Intermediate, Using logic
Divide into small (3 or 4 max) groups Draw circles on the ground with chalk or, in a classroom, print and laminate some yellow circles –two or three for each group. Talk about emoticons – what ...

### KS2 Make a card sorting machine

5 years ago with no comments in Intermediate, Using logic
Divide children into groups of about 5 or 6. Exact numbers don’t matter.  Put several packs of playing cards in front of each group jumbled together.  (Even better if they are all face down) The ...