I started teaching computing to primary pupils in 2011 and, in 2013, when I excitedly reported to colleagues that it would become statutory in 2014 was regarded with looks of horror. I began to understand that perhaps not everyone would see the subject in as positive light as myself! The draft programme of study and its subsequent final form did not help matters. Littered with unfamiliar terminology about a subject most have never been trained to teach, primary teachers across the UK began to have palpitations and looked for help.
First call, Googling resources and schemes of work. Unsurprisingly there was (and still is) little to go on. Lack of expertise in the primary sector means there’s not an abundance of materials that will help schools teach the new curriculum.