Task: Finding your direction in the outdoor classroom

Classroom work pre-visit

Activity: Revise quarter and half turns, right and left. Practise playing ‘robots’ – one child commands, one obeys directions, eg forward 10 paces, back five paces, quarter turn to the right…

At the cemetery

Activity: In pairs play ‘robots’ and challenge children to send their ‘robot’ from one tree or gravestone to another.
KS2 – use 90º, 180º, 360º commands.

Classroom work after the visit

Activity: Using a programmable toy, children can repeat their ‘robot’ challenges in the classroom/playground.