Getting started in year 4 - short course CM465 / H01

Start date
1 Jul 22
90 Minutes
Learning Method
Remote Delivered CPD


This course provides a comprehensive look at how to teach computing in Year 4 using the Teach Computing Curriculum. You will be guided through the topics and skills taught at Year 4 and understand how they fit into the wider Teach Computing Curriculum.
You will also have a go at many of the activities that you will teach your class and discuss the practicalities of running them in your setting.
Designed for any teacher who would like the confidence to teach Year 4 computing effectively in their own classroom. You’ll take-away a full computing curriculum package ready-to-teach and will learn how to further develop your capability in this exciting and vital subject.

What topics are covered?

  • The Internet
  • Audio editing
  • Programming: repetition in shapes
  • Data logging
  • Photo editing
  • Programming in scratch: repetition in games

Who is the course leader?

  • Susie McAuley

    I have been teaching for over 20 years. I trained in Scotland, taught overseas and have now been back in the UK for over 10 years. She is currently...


  • Recognise the content and structure of the Teach Computing Curriculum in Year 4
  • Understand how this fits into the curriculum across the whole primary age range
  • Gain confidence through hands-on experience of the Teach Computing Curriculum lesson materials.
  • Identify how the curriculum may be adapted to the context of your own school


1 Getting started in year 401 July 202215:30-17:00Virtual

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Additional information

Our remote CPD courses for teachers are delivered across a series of sessions run at specific times and dates. Information on all course sessions can be found under the description of each course. To complete a course, all sessions are mandatory.

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