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Coding in school

Coding in school

Starting at age just 5, coding is now a compulsory subject in all primary schools. Confused? Here is what you need to know ...
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Why coding matters

Why coding matters

Coding is becoming an essential skill. If you have a child, encouraging them to learn to code can open up countless opportunities ...
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How you can help with coding

If coding is a new topic to both you and your child, it’s a great idea to tackle it together ...
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Algorithms

Algorithms

Algorithms are basically a set of instructions. They play a key part in creating computer programmes but can also be used to describe simple tasks ...
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Floor Robots

You are quite likely to find motorised floor robots in pre-school and the early years of primary school. They are simple to use and an entertaining way to get young children starting out on coding ...
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Python Coding

Python is a scripting language widely used by older children for coding. But it is also behind projects such as blockbuster movies and spaceshots ...
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Scratch

Scratch is probably the most widely used coding language in schools, particularly for younger children. Its 'block based' means it is easy to use and you get pretty good results straightaway ...
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