This week, the year fives began using some apps which are designed to teach coding. We used Cargo-Bot and Kodable.
Cargo-Bot is a puzzle game where you teach a robot to pick up and move crates. Sounds easy right? The students started out by completing the tutorial. It seemed easy at first, but as we worked through the lessons it became very challenging. Take a look at one of levels in the tutorial (you can play the video):
It took me hours to work out that program. Some of the kids worked it out before I did!
Once our brains had been strained enough on Cargo-Bot, we moved on to the Kodable app. The year fives loved programming the cute furry little creature to move through the levels.