On September 27th, Stage 4 students engaged in an exciting activity that introduced them to the world of Scratch programming. They explored two fundamental commands: “FD [number of steps]” for moving forward a specified distance and “RT 90” for a 90-degree right turn, equivalent to a quarter turn.
The activity revolved around students recreating either a square or a rectangle, with one student taking on the role of the “robot.” The challenge was for the robot to execute the provided instructions accurately.
This interactive exercise provided a hands-on experience, enabling the children to grasp the basics of drawing squares and rectangles in Scratch, all while fostering a practical understanding of programming concepts in an enjoyable and engaging manner.