Primary Computing. Made Easy.
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How does iLearn2 work?
iLearn2 provides over 100 primary computing activity packs to cover the Key Stage 1 and 2 Computing Curriculum plus much more. The packs include activities for a variety of free software across multiple platforms (Windows, Chromebook and iPad), providing pupils with a wide range of skills. In many cases, pupils and teachers can choose the tutorials and activities for the software they have on their computer (e.g Microsoft Office, Google Docs or Apple iWork). This can be seen in our FREE Year 5 App Design and Year 6 Graphic Design packs. The activity packs are updated EVERY week, helping learn and teach the latest digital skills.
👨🏫 Teaching Resources
Each activity pack has lesson outlines and step-by-step video tutorials helping with teacher subject knowledge and confidence. Plus downloadable resources, including knowledge organisers and much more.
The packs are divided into year group and there is also a Progression of Skills page, which helps map out the teaching progression of computing from years 1-6, providing full curriculum coverage. The e-safety and many other activities are also mapped to the Education for a Connected World (2020) framework using an interactive page.
The Embed page has over 100 ideas and pupil work examples of how to use our activity packs across the primary curriculum. Plus, search the activity packs for the curriculum vocab, software and skills covered etc. Our Intent, Implementation and Impact page can be found here.
👩🎓 Pupil Activity Packs
Virtually all of our activity packs have an associated pupil activity pack (in some cases multiple), enabling pupils to work step-by-step at their own pace through the video tutorials and challenges at school or home, learning hundreds of digital skills. The video tutorials also support Google Chrome’s Live Caption Tool for pupils with hearing loss or when there are no headphones.
The pupil packs help teachers, regardless of computing teaching experience, to build confidence of the less able pupils and stretch the higher ability.
Pupils access each activity pack with a simple code, which can be typed into this page or the Login page. Teachers can find the code for each pupil pack by going to the activity pack when signed in as a teacher – no pupil logins to make!
All the activity packs are taught in school before being added to the website.
The teacher notes for each pack provide information, guidance and often tutorials on how pupils can save their work within the software being covered.
Most packs include a downloadable assessment grid with the skills and space for pupil names across the top. The cells change colour as teachers type 1, 2 or 3 (Achieved, Achieved with support or Not achieved), which can also be edited to match your assessment needs. Some packs demonstrate free websites to automatically assess the skills covered in the pack.
The packs also include printable challenge sheets/cards, which can be used to capture individual pupil understanding or as a group assessment activity.
“I fed back to our Governors about our Computing Curriculum and the changes that we have made – they were blown away by the quality of the resources you provide!”
Katie Stewart, St Mary’s Primary School
“Knew you had to be teachers as only someone with ‘real experience’ could make it so effective!”
Sarah Herriot, Victoria College Prep School
“Worth its weight in gold and has given my colleagues the confidence to give it a go. Even for experienced computing teachers, having those videos available allows students to work at their own pace and those who need support can get it, while the enthusiasts in the class are always challenged.”
Hamish Arnold, Computing Lead, St Albans
“Thank you for everything iLearn2 are doing. It has been very beneficial to both staff and pupils. It has helped to develop our computing skills and encourage a love of the subject.”
Alex Relph, The Grange Academy
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🛠 Made by teachers
All the resources are used in school with pupils before they are added to the website.
Adam Foster is an experienced primary school computing teacher and education author, recognised by companies such as Apple for his use of digital technology to transform teaching and learning. Adam created iLearn2 in 2016 and continues to teach computing across the primary age range each week.
Kelly Foster is an experienced primary school teacher, Apple Teacher and Computing Lead. Kelly contributes to our Key Stage 1 resources and provides voiceovers for many of the video tutorials.
iLearn2 also benefits from regular contributions by experienced teachers and website programmers.