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Teaching key stage 2 computing - module 2 - remote

CP453 Live remote training course

This course aims to deepen understanding of the subject knowledge and pedagogy needed to effectively teach the computing curriculum in KS2.

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Cross curricular Leadership Data & information Impact of technology Pedagogy Key stage 2 Primary certificate
Live remote training course 5 hours

  • Live remote training 16 November 14:00—1 December 2022
  • Live remote training 22 November 14:30—24 November 2022
  • Live remote training 21 June 14:00—12 July 2023

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 CPD, the first of two modules, seeks to broaden your understanding of what computing looks like in the KS2 classroom. You will develop your understanding of how computer systems and networks work, and how this may be taught across KS2. Including looking at how the ng the internet and technologies such as search engines and email that make use of it.

Book now and you will be automatically registered for the scheduled sessions for the course. Remote CPD courses have live, Professional Development Leader-led sessions and are not available for instant access. Please refer to the schedule of dates published for each course instance.

Do you prefer to learn in a classroom? If so, take a look at: Teaching key stage 2 computing

Other primary computing CPD;

Teaching key stage 1 computing (module 1)

Primary programming and algorithms

This course is delivered as part of the National Centre for Computing Education.

Who is it for?

Key stage 2 teachers looking to develop their understanding of computing and how to teach it within KS2.

Topics covered

  • 01 | What is computing in KS2? Develop your knowledge of the aims of the Computing Curriculum and it’s importance to young people. in KS2. Explore the pedagogy that underpins computing and how this relates to teaching at Key Stage 2
  • 02 | Computer systems and networks– Improve your understanding of curriculum content and vocabulary of what children should know about computers, computer networks and the internet. Learn about how data is transmitted between computers and how web services work, such as search engines and the World Wide Web.
  • 03 | Developing computational thinking - Develop your understanding of ’Computational Thinking’ and how this may be developed in the classroom. Explore algorithms and their importance as a precursor to programming.
  • 04 | Developing programming in KS2 Understand the progression of programming in KS2. Explore block-based programming through activities linking back to the curriculum.

How long is this course?

This course is approximately 5 hours in duration, split across several sessions.

How will you learn?

Scheduled live, interactive online sessions led by an experienced practitioner. Flexible Professional Development Leader-supported, participant-led tasks, involving deep exploration of the subject content and development of skills.


You will:

  • Develop subject knowledge and teaching approaches to support effective learning in computing
  • Understand the basis on how computer systems and networks workwork
  • Increase understanding of computational thinking and how this is developed across KS2
  • Recognise how algorithms support development of programming
  • Understand progression of programming within the Key Stage.

This course is part of Teach primary computing

Teach primary computing

Our nationally recognised qualification will support you to demonstrate your commitment to developing your own practice and to computing as a school subject.

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