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Welcome to CAS Primary 

If you teach computing in a primary setting across the UK we can help you.  

From this page, you can reach everything CAS has to offer, including access to free high-quality resources, support and guidance from our communities and a carefully curated set of links to trusted organisations.  

Looking for free high-quality resources? Look no further...  

CAS is a vibrant community of members supporting one another. One way in which our members like to offer support is by sharing resources. Over time CAS has built up a collection of thousands of member-created resources, which can all be accessed for free. 

Resources include lesson plans, teacher-focused subject knowledge enhancers, assemblies, parent workshops... the list goes on, and on! 

Download from our resource library

Barefoot Computing

Barefoot is CAS’ primary-focused partner project. Originally funded in 2014 by the DfE when the ICT curriculum changed to computing, Barefoot provides free resources and CPD workshops for primary teachers across the UK. To date, Barefoot has trained up over 90,000 teachers and reached over 3 million pupils!

Visit Barefoot Computing

Looking for help and guidance? Our communities can help with that... 

At its heart, CAS is about teachers supporting teachers through our various communities. Here are the communities we offer, and how to join them: 

Primary Community 

Our core communities are open to anyone across the UK with a shared interest around a theme. Thematic communities meet online roughly once a half term. Working with the CAS team, the volunteer leaders of these communities schedule the content of the meetings considering ‘hot topics’ around the theme and the needs’ of community members.  

Join our online Primary Community

Local Communities 

CAS has a network of local communities across the UK run by our volunteer Community Leaders and specialising in offering relevant local support to teachers. Communities can either be primary or secondary specialised or focus on both – called ‘Mixed Communities’.  

 Explore local primary communities near you

Physical Computing Innovation Days

Innovation Days are exciting project-based learning experiences where students participate in teams to solve real-world challenges.

Together with the Arm School Program we've packaged up all of the resources and materials you need to run your own Physical Computing Innovation Days.

Physical Computing Innovation Days

Looking to chat? Connect with us on social

Check out the links below for further ways you can connect with us...

Have a question you'd like to pose or experience you'd like to share? Our online forum is a hive of activity and we'd love to hear from you.

We have separate groups for Key Stage 1 (5-7 years) & Key Stage 2 (7-11 years) so join the discussion today.

Access the CAS Online Forum

Another way to connect with our community is via our CAS Primary Facebook group. At the time of writing, the group has over 800 members sharing resources, support and guidance on all things computing related in primary schools, including in the Early Years setting.  

Join the CAS Primary Facebook Group

Our YouTube channel has over 350 videos covering a wide range of topics around computing education, including computing in the primary setting. In fact, we’ve got a whole playlist of primary related videos which you can watch here. 

CAS TV Primary Playlist

Another way to connect with the CAS community is via our weekly Twitter takeover in the form of #CASChat via @CASChat_UK which happens every Tuesday at 8pm.  

Each week a set of 5 questions is released with everyone diving into a discussion organised using #CASChat. No invitation necessary so feel free to jump into the chat at any time or just lurk and learn.  

Join #CASChat

Looking for further support?

Check out the links below for further CAS resources:

Talk to our friends... 

Here is a selection of trusted organisations who will also support you in teaching computing: 

  • Barefoot – Our primary-focused partner project offering free resources and CPD workshops 
  • micro:bit Educational Foundation - A pocket-sized computer ideal for teaching computing in primary schools. Access free teaching resources and guidance 
  • UK Safer Internet Centre - Charity dedicated to empowering the safe and secure use of technology. Organisers of annual Safer Internet Day.  
  • Project Evolve - Provides free resources for teaching E-Safety and broader digital literacy knowledge and skills mapped to Education for a Connected World. 
  • Teach Computing Curriculum – a free scheme of work for teaching computing from the National Centre for Computing Education