Class 3 have recently started getting to grips with our Lego WeDo 2.0 robotics sets and this week took their skills to a whole new level by building and coding Milo, the explorer robot. To build this cute little robot the children had to follow a series of building instructions on their iPads, ensuring they worked in a team to locate the pieces required and to build the robot correctly. Having displayed a great amount of teamwork and excitement, the children then wrote a short program to make their model come to life. By dragging and dropping blocks of code, the children wrote a set of instructions to move the robot forwards and backwards. Some groups even found a way to have Milo make noises as he moved around.
“I really liked racing the robots, our one didn’t move very much but it was really fun. The band wasn’t on right on my robot but we fixed it and it worked in the end” – Ada, Amelia, Amelia
“I liked it when our robot was in the race. I liked it when it made code so it sounded like it was talking . I liked it when we started building the robot because we had really good teamwork” – Alex, Louis, Ethan M
When each group had built and programmed their model we all went outside to have a quick race. With plenty of cheering and excitement, all of the Milo robots went head-to-head to see which was the fastest. This thrilling race has been immortalised on film for everyone to relive and enjoy!