At Laughton Community Primary School and Firle Church of England Primary School our computing curriculum is designed to inspire children’s learning for life. We aim to give our pupils the life-skills that will enable them to embrace and utilise new technology in a socially responsible and safe way in order to flourish. We want our pupils to be able to operate in the 21st century workplace and we want them to know the career opportunities that will be open to them if they study computing.
The computing curriculum is delivered through the Teach Computing scheme of work, which is closely referenced against the 2014 National Curriculum attainment targets in order to ensure progression and coverage.
- Codecademy – a great starting point to get familiar with code for free.
- Scratch – learn to program your own interactive stories, games and animations and share them around the world.
- Code Club – find out if there’s a club near you for your child to join (or perhaps you have the skills to run one locally!). If that's not an option, Code Club has made all its UK projects available online for free, an amazing resource for parents and teachers alike. Look through the Code Club term-by-term project list and get started now.
- Kids Ruby – a fun and easy way to help your child learn Ruby programming.
- Tynker offers coding puzzles, games and courses for kids.
- BBC Bitesize has a Computing area for KS1 and KS2, packed with films and simple explanations
- Kodu allows children as young as 5 to code their own games. Free download (PC only).
- codeSpark is an app designed to teach coding through games and fun challenges.