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Welcome to Computing at Applecroft!


Many of us have very quickly improved our technological skills recently in order to continue working and stay in touch with loved ones - so what a perfect time to get our pupil's creativity flowing! Please involve your children in areas of your life where technology is now at the forefront (where possible!) - explain why we are using particular software and apps, what the benefits are of certain features and also how we still need to be careful and responsible online. Let's celebrate how important technology has become and how much scope there is for new ideas!


Please find below a range of resources which can support your child's development in computational thinking at home - some with a device, many without - have a look at some 'unplugged' ideas to engage with as a family, such as playing Twister, doing a jigsaw, following a recipe - all of these involve sequences and algorithms:


Without a device:


With a device:

Purple Mash – Entire Computing section (All pupils already have a log in)

Code4Life (Years 4, 5 and 6 already have log ins)

Interactive learning games from barefoot Computing (scroll to bottom of page):

What is Computing Science? KS1

What is Computing Science? KS2

What is Digital Literacy? KS1

What is Digital Literacy? KS2

What is Information Technology? KS1

What is Information Technology? KS2


If you have a BBC Micro:Bit

The Raspberry Pi Foundation (who were part of the Coding Project which the Digital Leaders recently completed) are setting weekly challenges:

Hour of Code


All of these are also contained in the uploaded documents.


Happy Coding and Playing!


Miss Rebello


Computing In Action in the Early Years

First Lego League Competition, Coding Club, Digital Leaders, Crumble kits and Safer Internet Day 2020!

First Lego League Competition - November 2019

Please select the Curriculum Map relevant to your child's year.

Computing Policy - November 2020