Integrate your Bee-Bot with French and use the Busy Street mat to help develop French vocabulary related to shopping.
See example activity below from the 'Let's Go With Bee-Bot Activity Book'.
This activity allows the use of Bee-Bot to develop French vocabulary related to shopping. Children will program Bee-Bot to collect the items from the correct shop. As much or as little
support can be given, depending on the level of French of the children.
Show the children a shopping list. Explain that together they are going to help Bee-Bot
do the shopping. Discuss what the items are and the shop they need to
visit. Demonstrate how to program Bee-Bot to move to a shop.
Place Bee-Bot at the end of the street. Now the children have to make Bee-Bot move to the next item on the list. What is the next item? What shop
would it be in? Does he need to move forwards, backwards and how far?
Encourage the children to use the numbers in French too.
Let the children take it in turns to move Bee-Bot to the correct shop, and then back to the start.
Older of more experienced children can try to program Bee-Bot
collect two items of shopping before pressing the Go button. Extend
this into Mathematics by using pretend money.
Turns can be introduced by asking the Bee-Bot to turn to face the shop to collect the item. Bee-Bot can be started in
the side street so that turns are required as part of the route.
Primary Framework for Mathematics -Year 1
Primary Framework for Mathematics -Year 2