What is computing? Is it knowing just how to switch a computer on? Send an Email and browse the web? We believe computing can be that much more for our kids. Computing can be creative and fun! Imagine if they were able to actually build that computer that they switch on? Or perhaps program it, and install software properly. Instead of just surfing the web, how about design the actual webpages themselves. Our computing tuition is designed to instil that creative and exploratory mindset, to help our students turn it from a dull subject into a fun and rewarding past time and more!
Our frameworks for KS1, 2 and 3 follow the How to Code series of books by Max Wainewright, which introduces the basic concepts of coding and programming to young students. Students are able to gain invaluable skills from this series, which covers web design, Scratch, Logo and Python.
At the Tuition Club we aim to support home schooling parents in implementing the Two Year Key Stage 3 Project, which gives students the option to complete the three year syllabus over a two year period. However, the implementation of this two year scheme of work is dependant on a child’s ability.
|Topic||5-7 (Year 1 & 2)||7-9 (Year 3 & 4)|
|1||Introduction on how to code||Loops|
|2||Learning how to code using LOGO||Patterns with loops|
|3||LOGO shapes||Using SCRATCH|
|4||Learning how to code using SCRATCH||Loops forever|
|5||Pen down||Using Repeat in SCRATCH|
|6||Press a key||Adding sound|
|7||Inputs and directions||Variables|
|8||Sketching with inputs||Counting Clicks|
|Topic||9-11 (Year 5 & 6)||11-13 (Year 7 & 8)|
|1||IF commands||Introduction to internet|
|2||ELSE commands||How to create web pages|
|3||Starting Python||Using HTML to create web pages|
|6||Python loops||Sharing websites|