Coding with Botley Workshop
A robotics workshop for younger children
This is a beginner workshop that is designed to teach early years and KS1 students coding with the popular Botley robot. The children will use logic and step coding with Botley to perform a variety of tasks including, turning, performing loops, line following, detecing objects, and making sounds. Please check our Coding with Robots Workshop for coding workshops for students aged 6+.
We can deliver sessions in parallel.
1 instructor can deliver the following in a full day:
Reception: 3 sessions x 1 hr 15 mins
(20 students per session)
Primary: 3 sessions x 1 hr 15 mins
(30 students per session)
Contact us for larger events.
Reception - Y1
- Code Botley to follow directions using a remote programmer.
- Code Botley to get from A to B using step cards.
- Watch Botley follow a line using it's sensors.
- Code Botley to avoid hitting objects.
Other Coding Activities
- Use Botley to make sound patterns.
- Use secret codes to turn Botley in to dinosaur, ghost, police car, and more.
Typical Workshop Day*
- Introduce children to the Botley, how the robot works, and the lesson plan for the day.
- Practical - Guide children how to turn Botley left, right, forward, back around using coding cards.
- Practical - Challenge the children to navigate Botley to perform a series of movement tasks.
- Practical - Create a path and watch Botley use it's sensors to move around on it's own following a line.
- Practical - Code Botley to detect objects on it's path.
Usually, we will reset the session and repeat it for more groups of children on the same day. On occasions, we will end the day with a street-dance performance.
* The activities may vary on the day depending on the length of the workshops and the age and ability of the students.