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Primary teachers and the micro:bit

Integrating the micro:bit in to your lessons

For teachers in the UK working with children 7 to 11 years old

micro:bit UK primary

The micro:bit makes it easy to introduce computing concepts to primary age children. It’s great for simple, tangible introductions to what digital/computing technologies are and how they work. Use this page to find the support and resources you need to teach the primary computing curriculum with micro:bit in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

This project is funded by Nominet.

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Learning and resources

The micro:bit is perfect for teaching digital skills and computer science at primary level as children discover that what they do onscreen has a direct impact on the micro:bit device. If you’re based in the UK, order our free posters and stickers to bring micro:bit into the classroom. And join our free webinars to get started on your micro:bit journey.

Order free poster and stickers

If you are a teacher at a UK school then fill in our short registration form to claim your free micro:bit wall poster and student stickers.

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Webinars

Free webinars for primary teachers introducing the micro:bit and how it can help you to teach computing. Plus a UK wide code-along for your class!

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Our professional development features easy to follow video tutorials on how to teach primary computing concepts.

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Everything you need to teach with micro:bit at primary level. Our glossary provides a quick reference to computing subject knowledge. And we’ve mapped micro:bit projects to common computing topics to support introducing micro:bit to your lessons.

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classroom resources

Free downloadable resources for the classroom. Algorithm planning sheets, glossary handouts, wall display labels, posters and student reward certificates to help you integrate micro:bit into your teaching.

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professional development

Free online training courses for primary teachers. Our short and friendly videos take the stress out of your computing responsibilities by covering the principles of computer science and providing practical tips for teaching computational thinking with the micro:bit.

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Tips for teachers introducing programming to their class.

Step-by-step coding videos that can be used in class