The dictionary tells us that code is "a set of rules about how people should behave or about how something must be done. It is a system of replacing the words in a message with other words or symbols, so that nobody can understand it unless they know the system."
This BBC video clip discusses why it's important for our children to learn to code:
Our school subscription to Kodable provides the children with the opportunity to advance through coding assignments on the app, moving at their own pace. However the ability to code starts long before they pick up a device. Their ability to sequence, understand, write, follow, problem solve and replicate instructions in a rational order to a predicted outcome can be as straightforward as learning to tie shoelaces or describe their journey to school.
There are lots of activities to share, both on and off electronic devices, that assist with learning to code. On this page we set a few challenges, attach some ideas for coding games and link to some useful apps and websites. We would love you to explore these with your child. Bring your results to school and let us celebrate your achievements. Together we can all master the language of code, one task at a time!