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 7+.
Primary: 3 x 1hr 15mins
(20-30 students per session)
Contact us for bigger events.
Age 4 - Year 2
EYFS and KS1
- 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.
Meet Out Robots
Typical Workshop Day*
- Introduce children to the Botley, how it works, and the lesson plan for the day.
- Practical - Guild 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.
- Practical - Code Botley to detect objects on it's path.
- If there is any additional time we will show children our home built robots which have various functions from facial recognition to Bluetooth control.
- 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 depending on the length of the workshops and the age and ability of the students.