As we explore Rosa’s code we see how children can develop skills to help them empathise with the characters they read and write about in stories.
Genetics can be a tricky topic to tackle with young children but educational science writer Rhys Baker explains how we can approach a subject that children are increasingly coming across in both news and fiction.
Who would ever have imagined that the very first computer programmer lived over 170 years ago? We take a look at Ada Lovelace, mathematician and a coding role model.
Unravelling secret messages and cracking codes involves maths, from simple addition and subtraction, to data handling and logical thinking. Antonia Peters puts us through our paces.
From Roman law to programming, a topic on Codes can be very far reaching, so start at the very beginning and see where your journey takes you.
Teacher Ben Waldram shows us how to get on the road to cracking code with these challenging but achievable maths activities that are also an excellent way of assessing speaking and listening.
Shhh, tell no one! Let’s face it there’s nothing more intriguing than a secret. So get ready to be ‘M’, Head of your school’s Secret Intelligence Service, and start recruiting some literacy spies.
Investigating secret messages is a really entertaining and interesting investigation for children of all ages. A great way to start is to see if the children can create invisible ink.