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Computational Thinking in the Early Years

Computational thinking is not about computing - it’s about thinking! If we can start early in laying a great foundation for thinking, we set our children up to be resilient, purposeful thinkers in every part of their lives. This course is vitally important for all children in all subjects. Great habits for brilliant thinking are best started early.

  • Supports metacognitive approaches
  • Practical and immediately applicable
  • Useful across the curriculum
1 hour
£99 + VAT
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About this course

This course covers what computational thinking is and why it is important. As the title suggests, it does consider the logical thinking that is used in computing and technology but is mostly about laying foundations for thinking in the early years. There are lots of practical ideas to help teachers and support staff to embed computational thinking into all classrooms and everyday experiences. 

In this course, you will discover:

  • Why computational thinking is important in every area of the curriculum
  • What it does; how it affects your children’s problem-solving
  • Tips and tricks to create an environment that supports computational thinking
  • How you can implement it effectively in your classroom.



Suitable for Early Years leaders, Early Years practitioners and KS1 teachers

How to access this course

This course is easy-to-access in any of the below formats...

  • Face-to-face at COVID-secure venues across England on the dates below. Please click here to see our COVID-19 update.
  • Via livestream on the dates below - accessible from home, from your school, or anywhere with an interconnected device.
  • School-wide license, for every member of staff in your school to watch for a period of 30 days. Please contact us to purchase your school-wide license for this course.
  • An INSET or after-school twilight at your school, tailored to your requirements. Contact us for your personalised quote.

Live stream and recorded courses

Recording course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
Available anytime
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Live-streamed course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
29 September 2022
Online, interactive access.
Watch again for 7 days.

This course as an INSET Day

Our in-service training provides exciting and dynamic ways to inspire, challenge and develop your staff, whether they are Teaching Assistants, Teachers or Senior Leadership.

Your first point of contact would be with our Head Office team, who will identify your needs and priorities and ensure that the accompanying training materials we provide are of the very best quality.

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