Year 1 – Lesson 4 – Four directions

Curriculum KS1 Unit Lesson

In this lesson, learners will use left and right turn commands along with forwards and backwards commands. Doing this will allow learners to develop slightly more complex programs. Learners will create their programs in this lesson through trial and error before moving onto planning out their programs in the next lesson. In the last activity, learners will predict where given programs will move the robot. Learners will make their predictions by ‘stepping through’ the commands and matching the program steps to movements.

Learning objectives

To combine four direction commands to make sequences

  • I can compare left and right turns
  • I can experiment with turn and move commands to move a robot
  • I can predict the outcome of a sequence involving up to four commands

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