Teaching and leading key stage 1 computing - face to face INVITATION ONLY for REP (Redbridge) CH001 / E06

Start date
4 Feb 21
10 Hours
Gearies Primary School, Waremead Road, Ilford IG2 6TF View on Google Map


Computing is a broad subject, made up of computer science, information technology and digital literacy. This six session professional development, including Part Two (CH002 E08) has been specially developed in collaboration with Redbridge Education Partnership.

You will develop your knowledge of internet-connected computer systems, from hardware to online safety. You will take-away engaging ways to use computers and software effectively, supporting other areas of curriculum learning. Combining popular and accessible tools, you will develop the skills and ideas to support creative projects produced by your children. You'll also discover age-appropriate data collection, analysis and sharing methods and projects.  

This course will cover the first three of a series of six sessions when attended together with the following course: Teaching and leading key stage 2 computing - face to face INVITATION ONLY for REP (CH002 E08)

Session outlines:

Session One: Understand the aims of KS1 computing in the National Curriculum, develop a range of approaches to sequencing computing lessons to support progression, understand what computational thinking is and learn the key underpinning ideas including logic, pattern recognition, and problem solving with algorithms. You will understand what data is and how it can be collected and processed and its meaning communicated through pictograms and chart and finally develop understanding of a simple branching database and learn how to structure data.

Session Two: Learn how to explain the internet to children, understand how computing lessons can help children to become safe and confident with internet technologies and understand the link between PSHE and Computing and how they can allow children to be safe and creative using technology.

Session Three: Learn how to support children in their use of computer software and digital devices, learn how to lead children in creating multimedia content across the primary curriculum, and develop range of digital skills. Finally improve lesson planning and teaching approaches to support learning and progression.

This course is delivered as part of the National Centre for Computing Education.



You will be able to help children:

  • Understand how computers work, their constituent parts and the instructions they follow
  • Recognise the many types of computer system in the world around them, making purposeful and safe use of them
  • Learn through projects and lessons where they collect and share data through surveys and investigations
  • Create digital content such as images, video and sound in multimedia projects
  • Consider their own use of technology, the benefits and risks that it brings, and know its importance in the world and their learning through development of your own subject knowledge, pedagogy and practice.


Outstanding teaching of key stage 1 computing - day 104 February 202113:30-17:00Gearies Primary School
Outstanding teaching of key stage 1 computing - day 204 March 202113:30-17:00Gearies Primary School
Outstanding teaching of key stage 1 computing - day 301 April 202113:30-17:00Gearies Primary School


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