Coding sounds difficult and complicated, but it's honestly not!
Put very simply....
CODING IS THE LANGUAGE WE USE TO INSTRUCT COMPUTERS TO SOLVE PROBLEMS, STEP BY STEP
We use code to build websites and apps, design clothes, publish books, make games and music, and to get the most from technology.
Getting to know code is really important. It means you can be creative with computers, start your own business or boost your earning potential. It is really simple to learn and anyone can do it - not just rocket scientists. At Wilberfoss Primary we've been coding with Year 5 and 6 for many years with Alice, but we're expanding our coding coverage to include many different platforms, using lots of different software. This page is designed to be a resource for pupils to start coding at home and at school.
These are words and concepts our pupils will come to understand through their lessons in coding.
command used in computer programming languages that has an effect / that does something
An algorithm is a list of instructions, procedures, or formulas used to solve a problem.
Self-contained program or piece of software designed to fulfil a particular purpose; an application, especially as downloaded by a user to a mobile device.
To make something happen automatically
Problems with code
Symbol representing a letter or number
The thing that happens when you press a mouse button and release it without moving the mouse
The text language used to instruct computers to do things
Symbol or graphic representation of a piece of code
Coding is the language we use to instruct computers to solve problems, step by step.
Method of problem-solving for digital solutions
Someone skilled at solving problems for digital solutions
A statement that is either true or false depending on the situation.
the ability to manage a computer or machine
Information, including: facts, samples, names, numbers
Finding and fixing problems in code.
To break a hard problem up into smaller, easier ones.
To work at an answer.
A thing that happens
Carry out an instruction or program
A piece of code that can be used over and over.
A line that determines, if proved true or false, whether you can run a piece of code
Code in a program which defines and carries out an operation
Programmed sequence of instructions that is repeated until or while a particular condition is satisfied.
Character or thing in computing that is used or moved in some way
Extra bits of information that can be used to customise a function.
Theme that is repeated many times
Instructions that can be understood and followed by a machine
Writing instructions for a digital tool.
Action of repeating something that has already been done
user starting a program or item of code
The order in which things are done.
Imitation (pretend) of a situation or process.
Thing that happens to make code start
The Then keyword is part of the If statement. It is used to start the section of code executed when the if condition is true.
A value that can change.