Getting started in Year 1 - short course CJ462 / E16

Start date
5 Jun 24
3 Hours
Learning Method
Remote Delivered CPD


This course provides a comprehensive look at how to teach computing in Year 1 using the Teach Computing Curriculum. You will be guided through the topics and skills taught at Year 1 and understand how they fit into the wider Teach Computing Curriculum. You will also have a go at many of the activities that you will teach your class and discuss the practicalities of running them in your setting. Designed for any teacher who would like the confidence to teach Year 1 computing effectively in their own classroom. You’ll take-away a full computing curriculum package ready-to-teach and will learn how to further develop your capability in this exciting and vital subject.

What topics are covered?

  • Technology Around Us
  • Digital painting
  • Using a robot
  • Grouping data
  • Digital writing
  • Programming animations

How will you learn?

Remotely delivered sessions online and a short gap task

How long is this course?

This course is approximately three hours in duration, split across 2 sessions with a short gap task.

Who is the course leader?


  • Recognise the content and structure of the Teach Computing Curriculum in Year 1
  • Gain confidence through hands-on experience of the Teach Computing Curriculum lesson materials.
  • Identify how the curriculum may be adapted to the context of your own school


1 Getting started in Year 105 June 202416:00-17:00Virtual
2 Getting started in Year 1 - Gap Task05 June 202417:00-17:30Virtual
3 Getting started in Year 113 June 202416:00-17:30Virtual

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Additional information

Our remote CPD courses for teachers are delivered across a series of sessions run at specific times and dates. Information on all course sessions can be found under the description of each course. To complete a course, all sessions are mandatory.

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