Year 1 – Lesson 6 – Routes

Curriculum KS1 Unit Lesson

This lesson encourages learners to plan their routes before they start to write their programs. The activities also introduce the concept of there being more than one way to solve a problem. This concept applies to a lot of programming activities: the same outcome can be achieved through a number of different approaches, and there isn’t necessarily a ‘right’ way. The lesson also introduces the idea of program design, in which learners need to plan what they want their program to achieve before they start programming.

Learning objectives

To find more than one solution to a problem

  • I can identify several possible solutions
  • I can plan two programs
  • I can use two different programs to get to the same place

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