Computing and ICT

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In this section of the site you can find out how computing is taught in EYFS, KS1 and KS2 and the requirements of the national curriculum, as well as how to help your child develop essential computer skills and even have a go at computer coding.

You'll also discover how to keep your child safe online.

Articles

Computing in KS1
What your child learns in Key Stage 1 computing
Computing is an essential skill for all children to learn, and an important part of the curriculum. Here’s what your child will be taught in Years 1 and 2.
Coding in the 2014 primary school curriculum
Primary school coding explained for parents
As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web, UK children will be sitting in their classrooms potentially writing their very first lines of computer code. New 'computer code' classes, part of the 2014 primary curriculum, aim to teach kids not to be simply users of technology, but creators of it too. Kate Yelland explains what parents need to know.
Primary computing glossary
Primary school computing and ICT glossary for parents
Do you know what your child means when they're talking about compiling algorithms and debugging programs? Computing teacher Billy Rebecchi explains the primary school computing and ICT terms that you might hear from your KS1 or KS2 child.

Worksheets

Using technology in science worksheet
Using technology in science
A worksheet encouraging children to think about the technology used by scientists in particular areas of science.
Communicating information with a bar chart
Communicating information with a bar chart
This maths worksheet will help your child to explore different ways of communicating information and asks them to draw a bar chart.
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Children on computers

What will your child learn in ICT and computing?

Find out what your child learn each year in ICT, and how you can support learning at home:

Primary computing glossary for parents

Do you know the difference between algorithms and programs? Can you spot a sequence or explain what software, hardware and Operating Systems are? Our primary-school computing and ICT glossary, compiled by computing teacher Billy Rebecchi, takes you through all the main concepts your child will be introduced to in KS1 and KS2 and includes examples and videos to help you support their learning at home.

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