In Year 5 we have used logical thinking, imagination and creativity to extend a program.
A fantastic website called www.j2e.com allowed us to create a code (a set of instructions) to design and draw a repeating pattern on iPads. We also thought about technology that has been programmed to perform a function and collected a list of terminology for parts of the programming process and a list of ‘attitudes’ that make programming possible.
We had in mind Rights Respecting Schools Article 28: Every child has the right to an education, and Article 31: Every child has the right to relax, play and join in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities. Can you think of any more that apply?
Did you know that apps only exist because of code?
How many things can you think of that rely on programming and how many of them feature repeating patterns in some way or other?
Here are some examples of shapes we created:
What did we do well?
What could we improve?
Comment your thoughts below!