Computing and Internet Safety

Staying Safe Online

During school closures, children may spend more time on the internet. To help you to feel confident that your children are using the internet safely, we have shared websites and activities, below, for parents and children.

Computing Resources

The following websites and resources have been recommended by the Cambridgeshire ICT Service. All of the activities are free for you to try at home and support children's learning of computer science and programming.

Hour of Code activities – free online activities for different age groups, each designed to take around an hour and needing minimum adult input! https://hourofcode.com/uk/learn.  Popular examples include Coding with Frozen’s Anna and Elsa, Minecraft Designer, Star Wars themed activities and Make your own Google Doodle (Scratch) but there are many more!

Barefoot Computing: free resources for adults to learn about computer science concepts with lesson plans and resources - www.barefootcomputing.org/homelearning 

BBC Bitesize (computing): free resources for KS1 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zyhbwmn) and KS2 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zvnrq6f)

Scratch – tutorials to get pupils started with creating in the free online coding programme: https://scratch.mit.edu/ideas and games https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/

Blockly - Learn computer programming skills - fun and free. https://blockly.games

Code.org ‘courses’ – sequences of progressive online games and puzzles to teach programming concepts - https://code.org/student/elementary For more guidance on using code.org for home learning, click here: https://code.org/athome

Please note that Cambridgeshire County Council is not responsible for the content of external websites.