This is a core text for trainee primary teachers. It is a guide to the teaching of computing and coding in primary schools, and an exploration of how children develop their computational thinking. It covers all areas of the National Curriculum for primary computing and offers insight into effective teaching.

Developing Computational Thinking in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), KS1 and KS2

Developing computational thinking in the early years foundation stage (EYFS), KS1 and KS2

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this chapter you should be able to:

  • identify computational thinking as an essential skill which goes beyond the requirements of the computing curriculum;
  • recognise the key processes and approaches involved in computational thinking;
  • be familiar with approaches to computational thinking in the EYFS, KS1 and KS2;
  • identify ideas to incorporate unplugged activities into your lessons to develop computational thinking.

Teachers' Standards

A teacher must:

  • Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils:
    • be aware of pupils' capabilities and their prior knowledge, and plan teaching to build on these.
  • Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge:
    • have a secure knowledge of the relevant ...
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