What do you need to know to teach computing in primary schools? How do you teach it? This book provides practical guidance on how to teach the computing curriculum in primary schools alongside the necessary subject knowledge. It explores teaching and learning with ICT and digital technologies, addressing the role of the professional teacher with regards to important issues such as e-safety.

Planning for Primary Computing as a Subject

Planning for Primary Computing as a Subject

Planning for primary computing as a subject

Chapter Objectives

When you have completed work on this chapter, you will have:

  • examined some of the key principles to focus on when planning for computing;
  • considered the elements of effective planning;
  • looked at a possible lesson-planning pro forma;
  • thought about how to plan for computing as a National Curriculum subject.


There are some key principles on which to focus when thinking about planning for computing.

High expectations must extend to the use of technology in schools in an era of continual change and adaptation and in which young learners may have access to all sorts ...

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