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Computing - Espresso Coding - Loops & Repetition

HOME LEARNING - SUMMER TERM WEEK 8 - ESPRESSO CODING

 

To access Espresso Coding, CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW to jump to the Espresso Coding hyperlink inside the Year 3 "Computing Zone".

 

You will need to use the school's Espresso Coding login and password to access the website. We are not able to publish this openly (it's a secret!), but hopefully everyone knows it from the Home-School Contact Books as it was at the bottom of the diary each week. If you have any problems, please email Mr T or Miss Manley to get the information you need.

 

TASKS FOR WEEK 8 - LOOPS & REPETITION

In this unit, the idea is to understand how a computer uses 'LOOPS' as a repetition to enable it to do things over and over again.

 

The first set of tasks gets you to program a simple timer that will count up or down:

 

UNIT 4b - "Repetition and Loops" - Lesson 3: Countdown Timer?

 

This is a bit of a review from last week and will get you to think about the stopwatch you made to show the use of loops and repetition. These are 6 short lessons to complete, this time ending in a SMARTPHONE COUNTDOWN TIMER. Remember to watch and listen to the videos. You can skip a step if you feel confident.

 

Remember to save the SMARTPHONE APP at the end - using a sensible file name with your initial or name in it so we can find it again later!

 

Unit 4b - "Repetition and Loops" - Lesson 4: Loops in Space

 

Bit more challenging. This time you need to use loops to fly a spaceship around a planet. This takes some thinking about and you may need to look at the videos more than once to get the idea. Remember to watch and listen to the videos carefully, though you can skip a step if you feel confident.

 

Remember to save the final 'In Orbit' task at the end to show us all when you get back to school.

 

Please NoteIf you are unable to access Espresso Coding from home, do not worry, we can catch up on any missed tasks when school re-opens.

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