This quiz addresses part of the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 for children aged 5 and 6 in years 1 and 2 in Computing. Specifically it is an introduction to code and building scripts and gives some examples of simple programs. It is one of 20 quizzes to help you find out about how computers work, and how they affect all our lives.
We have looked at examples of algorithms. Once you have your algorithm written down you have a simple plan. It has steps in it. But computers and robots cannot understand what you have written down. They only understand codes. These codes can be words, letters or numbers. They are like a special language. So you have to take each step in your algorithm and turn it into code. Codes make up units. Then we use these units when building scripts. Scripts can run programs. Programs have a lot of code to make a computer do a job.