Coding Links

'Coding' is now integral to the new Computing Curriculum in schools. As part of your child's journey through the new curriculum they will have the opportunity to try a range of coding programs. Most of these programs are free and can be downloaded at home. If you would like any more information please feel free to contact me at the school or alternatively you can e-mail me using the link below.

 
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Scratch
 
Cost: Free
Age range: Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2
Link: https://scratch.mit.edu/
Features: 
  • Online and Offline version
  • Easy to use
  • Wide range of impressive examples which you can learn from. 
  • Can create a wide range of games / art.
  • No system requirements
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Kodu
 
Cost: Free
Age range: Key Stage 2
Link: http://www.kodugamelab.com/
Features: 
  • Offline version
  • Easy / Moderate to use
  • Wide range of impressive examples which you can learn from. 
  • Can create a wide range of games.
  • Need to check you can run the program (system requirements) 
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Hour of Code Challenge
 
Cost: Free
 
Features: A progressive challenge involving popular games Angry Birds and Plants vs Zombies.
 
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Lightbot Challenge: Web and iPad
 
Cost: Free and Paid version
 
Features: A progressive challenge using logic, sequencing and repeats.
 
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