Guide to the Primary Computing Curriculum – Why I hate the term ‘code’

Primary Computing

Computing in Primary Schools

The primary computing curriculum became statutory in September 2014 and across the country teachers and schools are having a meltdown.  Here’s a new subject teachers have never been trained to teach and they have to teach children from the age of 5 how to ‘code’.

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iCompute: Making Teaching Computing Easy

iCompute Launch

The launch of iCompute

Cumbrian firm launches first product of its kind to support primary schools in teaching the new Primary Computing Curriculum

 21st March, 2014; Lindale, Cumbria: With September’s deadline to start delivering the new Primary Computing Curriculum fast approaching, primary schools across England don’t have much time to prepare for this, now statutory, subject. Thankfully, help is at hand from a new start-up: iCompute, which provides primary schools with digital lesson plans and instant access to all the support and materials they need to teach the new curriculum from Years 1 to 6. Based in the Lake District, iCompute has been set up by Liane O’Kane who, as a computer scientist turned primary school teacher, has a unique insight into what schools need to do to teach the subject effectively.

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