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Getting started in year 2 - short course

CP466 Live remote training course

Explore how to teach computing in Year 2 using the Teach Computing Curriculum

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Live remote training course 3 hours

  • Live remote training 25 April 15:00—27 April 2023
  • Live remote training 17 May 13:30—17 May 2023
  • Live remote training 6 June 15:45—6 June 2023
  • Live remote training 7 July 15:30—11 July 2023
  • Live remote training 11 July 15:30—11 July 2023

This course provides a comprehensive look at how to teach computing in Year 2 using the Teach Computing Curriculum. You will be guided through the topics and skills taught at Year 2 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 2 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.

Topics covered

  • Information technology around us

  • Digital photography

  • Robot Algorithms

  • Pictograms

  • Making Music

  • Programming Quizzes

How long is this course?

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

How will you learn?

Remotely delivered sessions online and a short gap task


• Recognise the content and structure of the Teach Computing Curriculum in Year 2

• Understand how this fits into the curriculum across the whole primary age range

• 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

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