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.

Transition Issues: Bridging the Computing Gap between KS2 and KS3

Transition issues: Bridging the computing gap between KS2 and KS3

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this chapter, you will:

  • develop an understanding of the complexities involved in Key Stage 2 (KS2) to Key Stage 3 (KS3) transition;
  • reflect on some potential strategies designed to support KS2 to KS3 computing transition;
  • review existing transition approaches being used by your placement schools.

Teachers' Standards

A teacher must:

  • Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils:
    • be accountable for attainment, progress and outcomes of the pupils;
    • plan teaching to build on pupils' capabilities and prior knowledge.
  • Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge:
    • have a secure knowledge of the relevant subject(s) and curriculum areas, foster and maintain pupils' interest in the subject, and address misunderstandings.
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