This week in years 4 and 5, to officially launch our new topic: Algorithms and Programming, Mrs H became a playdoh-making robot. We soon realised how clear you had to be when giving a robot instructions. To begin with we tried instructions like this:

Get 10 tablespoons of flour

But the robot just errored, she didn’t know how to do that. Then we thought about all the little steps to make that happen like:

Open bag of flour with right hand,
Pick up table spoon with right hand,
Scoop flour with tablespoon

Just to get one spoon of flour into the bowl some of us had 7 steps!

Here are some of our algorithms: