Free Training – Introduction to Physical Computing KS2 – (Crumble kits)

The NCCE has released another quality training course, this time aimed at getting KS2 teachers started on Physical Computing:

Pupils should be taught to:

design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts

UK NATIONAL CURRICULUM – COMPUTING IN KEY STAGE 2 – 2013

The course is a 90 minute face to face workshop using Redfern’s Crumble kit and is free to attend for all primary state school teachers.

For teachers in the South East, there are three instances of the course on July 6th at Portsmouth University, starting at 10am, then again at 2pm, then finally at 4pm.

Please book on by singing in to the Teach Computing website and finding the right time for you:

Introduction to Physical Computing – Portsmouth University 10am

Introduction to Physical Computing – Portsmouth University 2pm

Introduction to Physical Computing – Portsmouth University 4pm

A Crumble kit and laptop with the programming software will be provided for all participants to use during the course.



If you would like to have a look at what physical computing looks like in primary, including examples of pupil’s projects, have a look at this blog post:

Physical Computing in Primary – Where do I start?

Free Primary Computing Festival 9th July

Book on here: Free Primary Computing Festival 9th July

On Friday 9th July, the West Country Computing Hub will be launching it’s Festival of Computing. A one-day, online conference for primary teachers from across the South West.Whether you’re leading computing in your school, or are new to the subject, the conference will cater for those in different positions with their provision of computing, with content for both key stage 1 and 2 teachers.


Free to attend, all content will be recorded and available for delegates to access after the event, providing the scope to revisit and focus on key concepts, or catch up on sessions you were unable to join.
With various strands to choose from, including coding, online safety and cross-curricular computing, teachers will be able to choose a pathway of workshops that is best suited to their individual needs and continuing professional development priorities.


It is our intention, to provide a wealth of inspiration for primary teachers to take back to their own classrooms!

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