Fractions for five year olds

In the last few weeks there has been a lot of press coverage about imminent changes to the national curriculum, aimed at raising standards within education.

One of the most significant changes at primary level will be the introduction of the computing curriculum, which will see five year olds creating computer programmes rather than learning how to use word processing packages. They will also be taught how to keep their personal data safe on the internet.  The computing curriculum will be backed by up changes to maths teaching with younger children being taught more complex maths such as fractions.

Internet savvy youngsters

Although some of the proposed changes have been criticised these suggestions make perfect sense. Our children live in an increasingly technological world with many careers entirely dependent on the ability to use that tech. The right thing to do is to arm students with the skills they need to succeed in 15 years time when they are looking for jobs.

We’re always looking for tutors with strong digital and technology skills to support primary and secondary students as we feel this will become increasingly important over the next decade. If you’d like to help your children become more comfortable with technology then a private tutor can help – we even have tutors who can help you learn to write a computer programme! If you’d like more information on private tutoring for computing then call 121 Home Tutors today. 

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