Session Three: Switching from Blockly to Python
In this Rapid Router activity, children progress from block-based programming to the textual environment of Python. In doing so they learn about the nature of text-based coding, including the need for precise syntax and how it is structured.
The progression is handled gently, with code compared in both languages to help children orient themselves. Wall cards with python code snippets are included, and a short reference sheets helps them to understand how it works.
Also provided are teacher guides, cut-out code cards, model solutions to onscreen challenges and assessment guidance.