COMPUTING USEFUL LINKS
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.
Code Club (KS2) https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/codeclub
Projects and activities for home learning and a parent guide.
UK Safer Internet Centre (KS1 and KS2) https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/young-people/resources-3-11s
Online safety resources aimed at 3 -11 year olds.
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
Unplugged activities for children to learn the basics about algorithms without a computer.
Create stories, games and animations. Share with others around the world.
Games for tomorrow's programmers.
Idea Awards:Digital https://idea.org.uk/
Free mini courses on subjects including; coding, social media, research and many more.
A fun way to learn coding through making a series of games.
Crunchzilla (KS2) http://www.crunchzilla.com/
Learn coding from a little monster!
Code Monsters https://www.tynker.com/hour-of-code/code-monsters
Explore the enchanted forest to capture monsters and learn how to program them by completing coding puzzles. Collect, code, and evolve the monsters to victory!
Sumo Paint https://www.sumopaint.com/
Fantastic free online picture editing software
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 start learning the basics of coding; you do not even need a computer! Problem solving, thinking creatively, and it helps them to develop resilience.
Fancy a touch typing competition? https://www.typingclub.com/sportal/program-3/118.play Use this website to improve your typing skills and see how accurate you and your child are using a keyboard. How many words per minute can you type?
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