Continuing our focus on the computing curriculum, Lauren Hyams from the not-for-profit Code Club Pro explores the new-look subject and offers some practical suggestions for the classroom

At Code Club Pro, we have found that once teachers understand the language and core concepts of the new computing curriculum, they are really excited about it. There is so much scope for creativity in computing, you do not even need to use a computer to learn about some of the key concepts.

What is more, some teachers are surprised to hear that only one third of the computing curriculum is new. Many parts of the old ICT curriculum are in the new curriculum, so there is still a lot of information you will already be comfortable with.

"Computational thinking" is also a useful cross-curricular tool as it teaches children vital skills like critical-thinking and how to solve problems, which can help them with a range of other subjects.

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