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  • Computing

    Please see below a range of online activities to develop computing skills such as typing and coding. 

    Typing and Keyboarding Skills 

    https://www.education.com/games/typing/ – A range of typing/keyboard games for all ages

    https://www.learninggamesforkids.com/keyboarding-games.html These free typing games for kids are a great way to build typing skills. The animated characters in our free keyboarding games can help students build finger strength, speed, and dexterity… all while having loads of FUN!

    https://www.typingclub.com/ – Learn touch typing for free!

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr – Dance mat typing, work through the levels.

    https://www.freetypinggame.net/play.asp – Free typing games 

    ICT Games linked to other areas of the curriculum 

    https://www.ictgames.com/ – Games linked to the national curriculum

    https://primarygamesarena.com/Subjects/ICT – A range of online games 

    Coding online activities 

    Coding is the act of writing instructions for a computer to make the computer perform a task. Coding may also be called programming. A finished set of computer instructions is called a program.

    https://codecombat.com/ -This is a great site for kids of all ages who love playing online games and want to learn how to code in the process. The games are interactive and to control actions of players, the kids have to write lines of code. The difficulty rises as they advance in stages 
    https://scratch.mit.edu/ – For kids aged 8-16 years, this is a great website where they can learn how to build practically anything they can dream of. The website was created as an online community to help young kids become programmers through easy activity packs and a great support system. We use scratch in school in KS2.
    http://www.crunchzilla.com/code-monster – Introduce your kids to Javascript programming taught through a fun and interactive session by their favourite monster. There are two boxes. The kid code in one box and the result is displayed in the other box.
    https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/1356244/ – Beebot online activities suited for Reception, KS1 
    https://www.terrapinlogo.com/emu/beebot.html – Move the beebot using instructions on different mats.