Teaching and leading key stage 2 computing - face to face INVITATION ONLY for REP (Redbridge) CH002 / E07

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


Through key stage 2, the computing curriculum aims to deepen understanding of computer science, information technology and digital literacy. Children become more skilled, and critical, users of technology, choosing tools that helps them achieve their goals while developing safe, and acceptable, online behaviours.

This three session professional development forms the second part of the six session course developed in collaboration with the Redbridge Education Partnership. Over the three remaining sessions you will broaden your understanding across the whole computing curriculum. You will strengthen your knowledge of computer systems and networks, including the internet and technologies such as search engines and email that make use of it. You will demystify computers, developing understanding of data fundamentals such as binary, and learning how the parts of a computer system handle this data to carry out useful tasks.

Skilfully combining a wide range of software applications and multimedia such as video, images and sound, you will be better able to support children in creative and engaging project work across the whole primary curriculum. They will develop their ability to select the right tool for the job, then use them in a considered, effective way.

Session Outlines:

Session One: Increase your knowledge of curriculum content and what children should know about computer networks, the internet, and safely navigating the associated risks. Learn about how data is transmitted between computers and how web services such as search engines and the World Wide Web, work to help us find information on the web, and consider how this can be taught in your school. Understand how to improve children’s awareness of privacy and online safety, and ensure they know how to handle content and the conduct of other people they encounter online. Finally, learn how to support children to be more discerning in their consumption and creation of digital content.
Session Two: Develop your knowledge of the breadth and depth of computing in upper primary, recognise computing devices, the hardware from which they are made and how software processes data to make computers useful. Learn how computing, as part of a whole school coordinated approach, can help children to be safe and confident users of the web.
Session Three: Be able to confidently develop appropriate skills using digital devices and applications, enabling children to create and develop a range of digital content and multimedia. Evaluate a selection of creative tools for use with young people. Learn how to match key computing skills to different groups of children to ensure challenge and progress and also understand the relation between data and information, and how data collection can be planned and implemented. Finally, become confident in presenting data and information, making use of database and spreadsheet software and online services to create a combined project.
This course is delivered as part of the National Centre for Computing Education.



You will be able to help children:

  • Understand how computers work including details of their component parts, and the added capabilities achieved when computers are connected through a network
  • Understand the nature of binary data as used by computers to represent data in many forms
  • Learn about tools and applications that utilise the internet, including email and the World-Wide Web, and use them safely and effectively
  • Create and manage projects where they collect, analyse and share data
  • Create and modify 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 by developing your own subject knowledge, pedagogy and practice


Outstanding teaching of key stage 2 computing - session 127 April 202113:30-17:00Gearies Primary School
Outstanding teaching of key stage 2 computing - session 208 June 202113:30-17:00Gearies Primary School
Outstanding teaching of key stage 2 computing - session 329 June 202113:30-17:00Gearies Primary School


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