Reception ICT Lesson: Programming

Technology is quick to progress and in today’s society, learning how to use technology is key. At Snaresbrook, we teach all pupils from Nursery to Year 6 how to use a range of devices which include iPads, Chromebooks and Beebots amongst others. Today, Reception used Scratch – with Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.
In Reception’s ICT lesson today, Mrs Alderson show the children how to programme and code. Coding is the art of telling a computer how to perform complex tasks. Once you know how to code, you can create virtual worlds within the computer where the only limit on what is possible is your imagination.
Why is it so vital that we teach our children to code? We are already living in a world dominated by software. Your telephone calls go over software-controlled networks; your television is delivered over the internet; people don’t buy maps anymore, they use the web; we all shop online. The next generation’s world will be even more online and digital. Soon, your house will be controlled with software, some of your medical care will be delivered over the web and your car may even drive itself.
Software is the language of our world & is becoming a critical layer of all our lives. In the future, not knowing the language of computers will be as challenging as being illiterate or innumerate are today. We make programming interesting and tailored specifically to age range, to create an enthusiasm for each year group. 
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