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Delivering the new National Curriculum for Computing in Primary Schools - 5 regional events

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We are BETT award winners!

We are delighted to announce that Switched on ICT in the Early Years has won a BETT award for Early Years Digital Content! The award was presented at last night's ceremony, where 580 guests gathered to recognise the most innovative ICT products and companies in the education sector.

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Microsoft and Rising Stars help you prepare for the new computing curriculum

Switched on Computing – Take your first easy steps with Microsoft now available to download! Rising Stars have teamed up with Microsoft to create six brand new Switched on Computing units to help you and your school to get started with computing before September. Watch our video of teachers and pupils at Henwick Primary School  using the Switched on Computing: Take your first easy steps with Microsoft resources.

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Switched on Computing - Take your first easy steps with Microsoft

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Info Active – Looks like an amazing Data Infographic Mashup Thing

Info Active – Looks like an amazing Data Infographic Mashup Thing Read more »

1.1 We are treasure hunters

In this unit, the children will program a toy to move around a map to find buried treasure. They will start by thinking of algorithms for their routes, then input these as stored.

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1.2 We are TV Chefs

In this unit, pupils produce short videos of themselves making a healthy meal or snack. They also decompose a complex problem into smaller parts – an important idea from computer science.

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1.3 We are painters

In this unit children will create a piece of electronic artwork to illustrate a traditional tale, collated into an eBook. This unit will particularly engage children who love the illustrations in the books they read. It is a great opportunity for the children to work creatively.

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1.4 We are collectors

In this unit, the pupils will use web search engines to collect pictures of different types of animals and then explore ways in which those pictures can be organised.

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1.5 We are storytellers

In this unit, the children create a talking book that they can share with others.

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