Valiant Roamer-Too

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Many teachers will remember the old Valiant Roamer but may not have seen the much smaller, more manageable Valiant Roamer-Too.


Kate Hudson of Valiant Technology explains:

“Following the recent announcement to the changes to the ICT/Computing Curriculum, I am delighted to be able to tell you that the new Roamer, with its scaffolded approach to programming can help you meet over half the new requirements:

 Key Stage 1

Pupils should be taught to:

*understand what algorithms are, how they are implemented as programs on digital devices, and that programs execute by following a sequence of instructions

* write and test simple programs

* use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs

Pupils should be taught to:

* design and write programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts

* use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output; generate appropriate inputs and predicted outputs to test programs

* use logical reasoning to explain how a simple algorithm works and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs

What’s more, with Roamer it is easy to integrate the programming into other curriculum areas bringing a depth and ease of understanding. Quite genuinely Roamer reaches parts of the curriculum that other products can’t!

Below is our latest leaflet to show you the way Early Years pupils can start programming with the simplest keypad yet your top Juniors can be programming Roamer to react to its environment through the addition of sensors. All using the same product!”