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Through our teaching of Computing at Thornton Hough, we aim to equip children to participate in a rapidly-changing world where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology. We enable them to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary for children to be able to use information in a discriminating and effective way. Computing skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners. 

Computing is taught as discrete lessons on the timetable as well as being well embedded into all other curriculum areas.

 

If you wish to support your child at home to further develop their skills in Computing, please click on the links below:

 

Purple Mash  ( KS1 and KS2)

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/thorntonhough

 

Barefoot (KS1 and KS2)

https://www.barefootcomputing.org/homelearning

Downloadable activities and games for children, links to live lessons and a guide for parents - includes cross-curricular lesson plans and resources that unpack computational thinking in a range of subjects.

 

Scratch ( KS2) 

https://scratch.mit.edu/

Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations

 

Code Club (KS2)

https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/codeclub

Projects and activities for home learning and a parent guide.

 

STEM Learning e-Library (KS1 and KS2)

https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-computing-resources

An online resource bank, which links to resources on external websites. The site features a live chat function offering support from subject experts. New home learning resources are being developed.

 

Raspberry Pi Foundation – Digital Making at Home (KS2)

https://www.raspberrypi.org/at-home/

Join the weekly code-along using open projects based on a weekly theme, with different levels available for all abilities, allowing you to be open-ended with opportunities for making and creativity.

 

Computing at School - Home Learning (KS1 and KS2)

https://www.computingatschool.org.uk/homelearning

Information and links to a range of at home computing activities

 

Thinkfun  All ages

http://info.thinkfun.com/stem-education/6-unplugged-coding-activities-for-hour-of-code

Unplugged activities for children to learn the basics about algorithms without a computer.

 

Things to do

Computing (coding) is important for children as it will help improve their mathematics and writing skills, it will give them valuable life skills, which will be used eventually in the workplace.  Develop your child’s skill by learning the basics of coding; you do not even need a computer! Problem solving, thinking creatively, and it helps them to develop resilience.

 Please click on the icon below to access more information on the Primary Computing Curriculum for KS1 and KS2. 

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