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Key stage 1 Coding Websites

The computing programmes of study introduce a lot of new technical vocabulary that the children need to become familiar with. We have included a glossary for your reference. There is also a link to this in each lesson plan.

The Barefoot project was established in 2014 with the original aim to help primary school teachers in England get ready for the computer science element of a new computing curriculum. It was originally funded by the DfE and run by BCS in partnership with BT and CAS.

Development of the resources will continue, including introducing SEN resources. There are three main aspects of the Barefoot Computing Project.


Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra.

Get started coding today. Our courses and activities are free! It’s easier - and way more fun - than you ever thought. Create an account to save your projects.

Welcome to the Bee-Bot web site! Bee-Bot is an exciting new robot designed for use by young children. This colorful, easy-to-operate, and friendly little robot is a perfect tool for teaching sequencing, estimation, problem-solving, and just having fun!

Welcome to the brand new TES iboard. Discover hundreds of free interactive whiteboard resources or take a free trial of TES iboard+.

SpriteBox is a new logic puzzle game from the creators of Lightbot that combines the fun of ‘platformer’ games (like Minecraft and Super Mario Bros) with learning the basics of coding. SpriteBox covers basic algorithms, instruction sequencing, instructions with parameters, simple to complex loops, and debugging.

Key stage 2 Coding Websites

The computing programmes of study introduce a lot of new technical vocabulary that the children need to become familiar with. We have included a glossary for your reference. There is also a link to this in each lesson plan.

The Barefoot project was established in 2014 with the original aim to help primary school teachers in England get ready for the computer science element of a new computing curriculum. It was originally funded by the DfE and run by BCS in partnership with BT and CAS.

Development of the resources will continue, including introducing SEN resources. There are three main aspects of the Barefoot Computing Project.

Get kids hooked on coding within minutes! Lightbot is a programming puzzle game, meaning that its game mechanics require the use of programming logic to solve levels. By simply guiding a robot to light up tiles to solve levels, players cultivate a real understanding of procedures, loops, and conditionals; core concepts to Computer Science. Perfect for guys and girls alike: you can play as Boybot or Girlbot!


Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra.

Interactive courses on how to program. Courses are created by community and cover CSS, Java, HTML.

Learn programming with a multiplayer live coding strategy game for beginners. Learn Python or JavaScript as you defeat ogres, solve mazes, and level up.

http://www.sploder.com/

Free game creators, graphics and games created and shared by an energetic community of talented game makers and players. Make your own games using our website.

It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st century career path. As your students solve problems through writing real code, they will develop 21st century skills like multiple-step thinking.

With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.

Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.

Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge.

Key stage 1 & 2 Coding Apps

Bee-Bot


The Bee-Bot App from TTS Group has been developed based on our well-loved, award-winning Bee-Bot floor robot. The app makes use of Bee-Bot's keypad functionality and enables children to improve their skills in directional language and programming through sequences of forwards, backwards, left and right 90 degree turns.


Blue-Bot

Use explore mode to develop algorithms:

  • - Step by step programming. Instructions are added to the list.

  • - Just drag your instructions into the left hand bar to save

  • - Include repeats to make things even more fun

  • - Program 45 degree turns.

Kodable

Kids learn the fundamentals of every modern programming language in a fun and inviting way. Concepts learned through the Kodable Curriculum include - Sequence/ Order of operations - Algorithmic operations - Conditional logic statements

Diasy the Dinosaur

This free, fun app has an easy drag & drop interface that kids of all ages can use to animate Daisy and make her dance on their screen. Kids will intuitively grasp the basics of objects, sequencing, loops and events by solving this app's challenges.

Cato's Hike

Cato stepped through and discovered that this world unlike his own. Features: * Simple programming interface using beautiful cards with pictures * Loops, branches and if/else, goto labels,

Tynker

Tynker is the easiest way for kids to learn programming. Play fun puzzles to learn the basics and then create your own amazing games using over 100 step-by-step coding tutorials. Great for Hour of Code! Additional puzzle sets available as in-app purchases.

A.L.E.X.

A.L.E.X. is a fun puzzle game and a great way to train your brain. A.L.E.X. helps you think and plan logically as you program your robot A.L.E.X. with a sequence of commands to get through each level from start to finish.

Cargobot

It's a puzzle game where you teach a robot how to move crates. Sounds simple, right? Try it out!

  • • Beautiful graphics

  • • Fiendish puzzles

  • • A game about programming, programmed entirely on iPad

Hopscotch

This is another great free app for teaching children the basics of programming. It has been inspired by Scratch and has a similar look with blocks which are fitted together to create sequences. Children with support in KS1 will be able to access it and those with some experience in KS2 should fly along!


Lightbot

Lightbot is a programming puzzle game that uses game mechanics that are firmly rooted in programming concepts. The app can be used in both KS1 and KS2 in the ICT lessons to design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals.

Swift

The goal of the Swift project is to create the best available language for uses ranging from systems programming, to mobile and desktop apps, scaling up to cloud services. Most importantly, Swift is designed to make writing and maintaining correct programs easier for the developer.

Curriculum Milestones

Computing Assessment Milestone Key Stage 1.pdf
Computing Assessment Milestone Lower Key Stage 2.pdf
Computing Assessment Milestone Upper Key Stage 2.pdf

Timetable Quiz made in scratch

Times table Quiz in Scratch.pdf