### 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 ...

### FP/KS1 Find the Smiley

Aim Use the cardinal points of the compass and simple coordinates to locate an object in a grid Create a 5 x 5 grid on a piece of laminated card.  Make a smiley face on a disc that will fit in a ...

### FP/KS2 Conditionals game

8 month ago with no comments in Algorithms, Intermediate
Start off playing Simon Says. One child is nominated as ‘Simon’ (teacher should be Simon for the first few rounds) Tell the children that IF Simon says they should do something, THEN they do it ...

### KS2 Creating algorithms for playground games

This is an activity suitable for older children – we used it with 9-11 year olds.  Print off these algorithms and in groups of 3 or 4, ask the children to look at the flow charts and tell them they are algorithms  for some simple playground games they ...

### FP/KS1 Human robots game

2 years ago with no comments in Algorithms, Beginners
One person in each group is chosen as the robot and is blindfolded. Another is the programmer.

### What are algorithms? (all ages)

3 years ago with 1 comment in Algorithms, Beginners
Before you write code you need an algorithm. An algorithm is a list of rules to follow in order to solve a problem.

### KS2: What is computational thinking?

3 years ago with no comments in Beginners, Using logic
Computational thinking is about looking at a problem in a way that a computer can help to solve it. It is increasingly being used as an umbrella term to cover logic, algorithms, decomposition, ...

### FP/KS1 Introducing Algorithms 3: ‘AND’

3 years ago with no comments in Algorithms, Beginners
Rather than repeat the background information, if you have hit on this post for the first time, we suggest that you look at the FP/KS1 Introducing algorithms 1: 'IF' and 'THEN' and FP/KS1 ...

### FP/KS1 Introducing algorithms 1: ‘IF’

3 years ago with 2 comments in Algorithms, Beginners
Introducing the idea of turning algorithms into code as a first step in creating a program.