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Unit of work

Volcano animations

Computational thinking, Design & technology, Geography, Programming | MakeCode | 7-11 yrs

Lesson 2

Flowcharts & repetition


Pupils write a simple flowchart algorithm for their dance sequence. They then follow their algorithm to write a program using the BBC micro:bit MakeCode editor and explore how repetition can be used to create an animation.

Learning objectives

  • To understand the use of repetition
  • To write simple flowchart algorithms using repetition
  • To write programs based on algorithms using repetition

You will need

Downloadable resources:

  • Lesson plan
  • Lesson slides
  • HEX file

Other resources:

Paper - writing, pens, glue, scissors, MakeCode editor

Lesson plan