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Here you will find some useful information, links & resources that parents/carers can use at home, if your child is absent from school, wants to access extra work or it is a holiday period.

Curriculum Overviews


General Computing Sites

BBC Bitesize - Bitesize always has many useful pages for children, giving them clear explanations about what algorithms are, how computers work, etc.




Dance Mat Typing - An excellent introduction for children to learn the ability to touch type (keyboard required).

Bee-Bot Emulator - In school we use physical Bee-Bots to help the children get to grips with programming. Here is an online emulator for them to try out.



ScratchScratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations. There is scope within Scratch to create programs that are very advanced.


Code - Resources for students and parents that can enable your child to take on projects and further develop their coding knowledge.


Rapid Router - Rapid Router has been created to teach the first principles of computer programming as covered in the National Curriculum.


Hour of Code - Coding taught to those with no experience, through teaching hours set up from around the globe.


Barefoot - Enjoyable activities, designed by teaching professionals for families to do at home with their children.


Internet Safety

Interland - Google presents a product where Internet Legends empowers younger children to use the web safely and wisely, so they can be confident explorers of the online world.


E-Safety - Here at St Thomas of Canterbury we constantly update our own website to give you the information necessary to be as safe as possible online, including a Very Important reading section that highlights some of the newest apps available. Click here to be diverted to our E-Safety page.