Links for Computing

  • Blocky games Blocky Games is a series of educational games that teach programming. It is designed for children who have not had prior experience with computer programming. By the end of these games, players are ready to use conventional text-based languages. 
  • Thinkfun – All ages Unplugged activities for children to learn the basics about algorithms without a computer. 
  • STEM ideas 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. 
  • Barefoot computing home learningDownloadable 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. 

Things to do at home 

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. Challenge your child to write directions (left, right, forwards) for getting to school in the morning.