Free computing lessons and activities from age 3 to 11 years

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Educational videos and lessons for all ages- also suggests apps if you do not have a tablet or computer. Hour of code is excellent and highly recommended.

Rapid Router teaches the first principle of computer programming that are covered in the National Computing Curriculum. Start at level 1 and make your way to level 109!

Children learn through video-based activities, with different themes like sports, art, and game design . All ages.

Suggestions for apps to download to support learning at home. Puppet pals app allows children to create their own simple animated movies at home. Most suitable for Reception and Year 1.

Mainly for KS2- Dance Mat Typing is a fun way to learn touch typing. There are four levels to play, each divided into three stages. You start by learning the home row keys. Each stage builds on previous lessons, introducing new letters as you progress. You’ll soon be touch typing like an expert! At the end of each level you can test your typing speed and get a fun reward.

KS1 and KS2- Keep practicing each lesson until you get all five stars. It really doesn't take much to learn, a few minutes a day for one to two weeks and you will be a pro!

Suitable for ages 5 to 11 years. Lessons and online guides to support learning, with or without a computer.

A number of links to support learning  at home in Computing for all ages

Challenges for all ages. The aim of the Challenges: Solve as many problems as you can in 40 minutes.  You are not expected to finish! 

The problems come in three levels of difficulty: A, B and C.
The "A" problems are the easiest. "C" problems the hardest.
You can find a problem's difficulty in the problem overview before you click on it.  The difficulty of a problem determines how it will be scored.

Files to download

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