The curriculum for computing focuses on children becoming digitally literate. Starting in the Early Years, children are taught how to devise programmes and develop code. This can be done through providing simple instructions and seeing the results. If you want to have a go at programming code at home, there are some fun and free apps which can be downloaded to a tablet that will build up your coding skills. At school we use Daisy the Dinosaur, Bee-bot and Blue-bot for KS1 and Scratch Junior and  Cargobot for KS2.  Whilst game-like, they also help children to understand the instructional nature of algorithms and will help them to de-bug programmes, solve problems and find solutions.