Please see below a range of online activities to develop computing skills such as typing and coding.
Typing and Keyboarding Skills
https://www.education.com/games/typing/ – A range of typing/keyboard games for all ages
https://www.learninggamesforkids.com/keyboarding-games.html These free typing games for kids are a great way to build typing skills. The animated characters in our free keyboarding games can help students build finger strength, speed, and dexterity… all while having loads of FUN!
https://www.typingclub.com/ – Learn touch typing for free!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr – Dance mat typing, work through the levels.
https://www.freetypinggame.net/play.asp – Free typing games
ICT Games linked to other areas of the curriculum
https://www.ictgames.com/ – Games linked to the national curriculum
https://primarygamesarena.com/Subjects/ICT – A range of online games
Coding online activities
Coding is the act of writing instructions for a computer to make the computer perform a task. Coding may also be called programming. A finished set of computer instructions is called a program.
https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computer-programming/programming/intro-to-programming/a/learning-programming-on-khan-academy – More suitable for Ks2
https://codecombat.com/ -This is a great site for kids of all ages who love playing online games and want to learn how to code in the process. The games are interactive and to control actions of players, the kids have to write lines of code. The difficulty rises as they advance in stages
https://scratch.mit.edu/ – For kids aged 8-16 years, this is a great website where they can learn how to build practically anything they can dream of. The website was created as an online community to help young kids become programmers through easy activity packs and a great support system. We use scratch in school in KS2.
https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/1356244/ – Beebot online activities suited for Reception, KS1
https://www.terrapinlogo.com/emu/beebot.html – Move the beebot using instructions on different mats.