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Inserting and manipulating images in Microsoft Office
A step by step simple guide to inserting and manipulating im  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Computing | Published: 03/02/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Communication
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Internet safety – advice to a friend
Pupils guide their friend Stanley as he experiences the many  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Computing | Published: 21/10/2015 | From the resource collection(s): E-safety
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Using search engines effectively
A series of activities for KS2 pupils to introduce and evaluate  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Computing | Published: 14/10/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Technology
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Understanding computer networks
A guide to how computers communicate with each other through  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Computing | Published: 07/10/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Communication
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Introducing BBC BASIC code
A structured activity plan which introduces the code writing  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Computing | Published: 23/09/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Programming and debugging
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Keeping safe online
A set of discussion cards with suggested actions offering children  … read more
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Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 | Computing | Published: 10/09/2015 | From the resource collection(s): E-safety and featured in our teaching pack(s) Creative approaches - Computing KS1
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Fairy tale characters – personal info
Children are asked to create personal information for some well  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Computing | Published: 10/09/2015 | From the resource collection(s): E-safety and featured in our teaching pack(s) Creative approaches - Computing KS1
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Personal or not?
A simple quiz to identify what type of information is personal  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Computing | Published: 10/09/2015 | From the resource collection(s): E-safety and featured in our teaching pack(s) Creative approaches - Computing KS1
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Creating a PowerPoint presentation
A simple guide to how to insert images and captions to create  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Computing | Published: 09/09/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Analysing and presenting data and featured in our teaching pack(s) Creative approaches - Computing KS1
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How to use a ...
Children are asked to create a set of instructions for operational  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Computing | Writing composition | Published: 09/09/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Analysing and presenting data | Instructions  and featured in our teaching pack(s) Creative approaches - Computing KS1
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Technology at home or school?
A simple sorting activity looking at devices found in the home  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Computing | Published: 09/09/2015 |  Featured in our teaching pack(s) Creative approaches - Computing KS1
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Technologies I can't live without
Children consider familiar technologies in terms of how important  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Computing | Published: 09/09/2015 |  Featured in our teaching pack(s) Creative approaches - Computing KS1
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Online safety quiz
A set of questions and answers looking at aspects of online safety  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Computing | Published: 09/09/2015 |  Featured in our teaching pack(s) Creative approaches - Computing KS1
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Designing for the future
A template to help children present their design for a new labour  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Computing | Published: 09/09/2015 |  Featured in our teaching pack(s) Creative approaches - Computing KS1
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Technology and its uses
An loop game to link images of technologies with a description  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Computing | Published: 09/09/2015 |  Featured in our teaching pack(s) Creative approaches - Computing KS1
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Computer inside or not?
A sorting exercise where children decide if a computer or computer  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Computing | Published: 09/09/2015 |  Featured in our teaching pack(s) Creative approaches - Computing KS1
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Sorting and organising file types
Children use the interactive games to sort files types by size  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Computing | Published: 02/09/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Analysing and presenting data and featured in our teaching pack(s) Creative approaches - Computing KS1
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Making a maze from Scratch
A simple maze game which can be used as a model to base own mazes  … read more
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Y1 | Computing | Published: 02/09/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Programming and debugging and featured in our teaching pack(s) Creative approaches - Computing KS1
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What does this program do?
Look at the paper versions of the programs first to decide what  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Computing | Published: 02/09/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Programming and debugging and featured in our teaching pack(s) Creative approaches - Computing KS1
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I can draw a triangle – watch out for mistakes!
Children run each of the Scratch programs in turn and try to  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Computing | Published: 12/08/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Programming and debugging and featured in our teaching pack(s) Creative approaches - Computing KS1
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I can move – watch out for mistakes!
Children identify the mistakes in the Scratch block program and  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Computing | Published: 12/08/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Programming and debugging and featured in our teaching pack(s) Creative approaches - Computing KS1
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Editing instructions to create simple algorithms
Children rewrite a set of instructions for preparing a bowl of  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Computing | Published: 20/07/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Programming and debugging and featured in our teaching pack(s) Creative approaches - Computing KS1
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Missing steps
Children identify missing steps in an algorithm and then write  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Computing | Published: 20/07/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Programming and debugging and featured in our teaching pack(s) Creative approaches - Computing KS1
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Morning time instructions – writing simple code
Children use the simple cartoon sequence to write clear and direct  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Computing | Published: 15/07/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Programming and debugging and featured in our teaching pack(s) Creative approaches - Computing KS1
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Broken square – can you spot the bug?
Challenge children to correct the program so that the sprite  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Computing | Published: 15/07/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Programming and debugging and featured in our teaching pack(s) Creative approaches - Computing KS1
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Spot the Scratch mistake
A simple program to enable the arrow keys to move the sprite  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Computing | Published: 15/07/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Programming and debugging and featured in our teaching pack(s) Creative approaches - Computing KS1
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Introducing 'block' programming
A set of printable cards that can be used to introduce 'block'  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Computing | Published: 08/07/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Programming and debugging and featured in our teaching pack(s) Creative approaches - Computing KS1
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Introduction to binary code
Great for introducing KS2 children to binary code. The presentation  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Computing | Published: 01/07/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Analysing and presenting data
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Help Ted get ready for school – ordering simple instructions
Children simply cut and stick to place the instructions into  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Computing | Reading comprehension | Published: 22/04/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Programming and debugging | Information retrieval – non-fiction and featured in our teaching pack(s) Creative approaches - Computing KS1
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Can you spot the algorithm?
Children read through each example and decide whether or not  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Computing | Published: 22/04/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Programming and debugging and featured in our teaching pack(s) Creative approaches - Computing KS1
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Instruction match
Children read through simple algorithms for everyday tasks and  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Computing | Published: 22/04/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Programming and debugging and featured in our teaching pack(s) Creative approaches - Computing KS1
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Variables
This activity teaches pupils about the different variables that  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | ComputingPublished: 28/01/2015 | 
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Fraction maze correction
Children follow the instructions to find their way through the  … read more
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Y1 | Computing | Number | Geometry | Published: 18/12/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Basic fractions | Position and direction and featured in our teaching pack(s) Creative approaches – Fractions KS1
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Ordering instructions – program an android to start a car
A simple activity asking pupils to use an invented computer  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | ComputingPublished: 17/07/2014 | 
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Traffic light programming
Children create a simple program sequence for a set of traffic  … read more
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Y3 | ComputingPublished: 13/03/2014 | 
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Logo commands matching
A simple introduction to the abbreviated commands used for L  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | ComputingPublished: 06/03/2014 | 
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Thinking skills for programmers
An adventure game involving logical and mathematical skills common  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | ComputingPublished: 13/02/2014 | 
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Learning to use a flow chart
A guide to how programs can be devised using a flow chart, some  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | ComputingPublished: 30/01/2014 | 
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An introduction to programming
A beginner's guide to the concepts, with examples of how programming  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | ComputingPublished: 09/01/2014 | 
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