Code for Life Rapid Router with Blockly (primary)

This collection includes resources for primary schoolchildren of all ages learning early computer programming. Using the Blockly drag-and-drop visual language, children program the movement of grocery vans around maps. The resources should be used with the Rapid Router website. No previous knowledge of programming is required.


This course, based on using the free programming website 'Rapid Router', teaches programming concepts from the basics using the Scratch-like 'Blockly' language. By programming a delivery van to follow simple routes, children learn about...

Building on the Key Stage 1 Blockly activity, this course introduces children to repeat loops, 'if' statements, and variables.

The activities focus on driving a delivery van around increasingly complex routes involving twists, turns and traffic lights. At the end of Lower Key Stage 2, the children can...

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