Herts for Learning Online
:: Teaching computing at lower Key Stage 2 ::
Outline
This course is designed to support lower Key Stage 2 teaching staff in delivering the computing curriculum at lower KS2 (Years 3 and 4). It will enhance their understanding of computing and will support them in developing creative approaches to engage their pupils. The course is aligned with the 2014 computing curriculum and for those teaching the Primary Computing Scheme, it provides an input into the lower KS2 section. We will spend the morning developing delegates’ understanding of the key computer science concepts for lower KS2, and how we teach them. In the afternoon, we will look at other areas of the 2014 computing curriculum. The course will cover: teaching programming concepts at lower KS2 and using simple resources to develop programming skills including an introduction to Scratch and Logo; understanding search engines and building safe and effective digital search skills; exploring the use of sound-editing software understanding and working with digital images; introducing spreadsheets and databases.
Prerequisites
Please bring a USB stick to this session so you can take away some of the electronic resources which we will provide.
Outcomes:
By attending the course participants will:
  • develop their understanding of computing and computer science at lower KS2
  • explore and develop useful resources to support the teaching of computing at lower KS2
  • develop confidence in teaching the 2014 computing curriculum (including the latest version of the Primary Computing Scheme)
  • have a hands-on experience of relevant iPad/tablet apps and consider how these might support the computing curriculum
  • explore computing resources and use technology in a creative and fun way
Please bring a USB stick to this session so you can take away some of the electronic resources which we will provide.
Suitable for:
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Middle Leaders
  • Teaching Assistants
Being delivered by Chris Carter
Price £205 (£230)
Support Officer Lorrainne Edge
Email lorrainne.edge@hertsforlearning.co.uk
Enquiries Telephone: 01438 843445