Computing

Through the new programme of computer systems work, children can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including logic, algorithms and data representation. They can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.  Our children will become responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

End KS 1

At the end of KS1 pupils will be introduced to a range of programs that can be further enhanced at KS 2 this is specifically related to the presentation of their work and the acquisition of basic computing skills and knowledge.

End KS 2

At the end of KS2 pupils will have a wide understanding of programs and a range of technology that can enhance their understanding of a digital world. Pupils will be able to independently and confidently apply and test these skills and knowledge appropriately in the next steps of their learning.

 

Aims

Attitudes and skills

In an ever changing subject we seek to encourage children to develop the following skills:

  • Enjoyment
  • Motivation
  • Computing enquiry
  • Perseverance
  • Resilience
  • Curiosity
  • Transferrable skills

CLC visit

The CLC worked with year 6 to create their own game. The children had the chance to play a game to begin with before designing their own. The children used the programme Tynker and worked on algorithms, instructional work and coding in order to make the game. The children enjoyed playing their own games and then playing their partners too. Some children have continued to make their own games using Tynker at home.

Stay Safe Online

In a world of technology it is very important to stay safe online. During IT lessons we learnt about how to ensure our details are safe when using social media and online games.  We discussed privacy settings for social media profiles that can be viewed by everybody. We discussed the importance of treating friends with respect online and acting in a kind and caring way.

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