This collection offers guidance on how to deliver the computing curriculum to pupils aged 5 to 11 with special educational needs who are working below national curriculum levels. The guidance document outlines the different computational thinking concepts and the P scales with which to assess children against.

In addition there are a number of activities which give SEND pupils the opportunity to access a variety of tasks. These have been broken down into simple easy to follow steps. Opportunities for differentiation and extension ideas are also provided.

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River crossing activity

In this activity SEND pupils will learn to use logical reasoning to solve a problem and can be adapted using the PowerPoint to develop understanding of algorithms, decomposition and debugging. The activity gives pupils the opportunity to solve the traditional problem of a farmer trying to get a chicken, fox and...

SEND guidance Barefoot Computing

This document offers guidance on how to deliver the computing curriculum to pupils with special educational needs who are working below national curriculum levels. The document outlines the different computational thinking concepts and the P scales with which to assess children against.

Shopping list activity

In this activity SEND pupils will develop their skills of abstraction and learn to select only the important information. Pupils will identify the ingredients they need to make a cake and create a shopping list. This activity can also be adapted using the PowerPoint to develop an understanding of algorithms and can...

Sorting objects activity

In this activity SEND pupils develop their understanding of the computing curriculum by identifying that objects have similarities, finding patterns in groups of objects and sorting them accordingly and explaining the similarities between groups of objects. Pupils are given the opportunity to sort objects according...

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