Clophill St Marys CofE lower school

Computing

Intent:

A high-quality computing education equips our children to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. We ensure that our children become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

Implementation:

Miss Fletcher is our Computing Co-ordinator.

At St. Mary's, Computing is taught through "Understanding the World" and is in elements of "Physical Development" within the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum in Acorn and Chestnut (Nursery and Reception):

Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage

We teach the Computing National Curriculum in Birch to Oak (Years 1 to 4):

Computing Programmes of Study Key Stages 1 and 2

The following table shows which Computing topics are taught throughout the school.  We use Purple Mash to deliver our Computing curriculum:

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Acorn (Nursery)

 

 

 

Understanding Technology

Choosing, navigating around and closing programs

Drawing a picture

Online Safety

Choosing videos, start, stop and pause them

Reviewing Online Safety

Check if answers are correct to problems using Topmarks and Mini Mash

Chestnut (Reception)

 

Online Safety

Communication and Language - being imaginative

Expressive Arts - Exploring and using media 

 

Literacy - Reading and Writing 

Maths - Numbers, Shape, Space and Measure

Physical Development - Health and Self-care

PSED - Making relationships

 

 

Understanding the World - People and the Community, Technology and the world

 

Birch (Year 1)

 

Online Safety & Exploring Purple Mash

Grouping and Sorting

 

 

Pictograms

Lego Builders

Maze Explorers

Animated Story Books

Coding

Spreadsheets

Technology Outside School

Hazel (Year 2)

 

Online Safety

Coding

 

Spreadsheets

Questionning

Effective Searching

Creating Pictures

 

Making Music

Presenting ideas

Rowan (Year 3)

 

Online Safety

Coding

Spreadsheets

Touch-typing

Email

 

Branching databases

Simulations

Graphing

 

Oak (Year 4) 

Online Safety

Coding

Spreadsheets

Writing for different audiences

Logo

Animation

Effective Searching

Hardware investigators

Making Music

 Impact:

All children are assessed in Computing by their teachers, on a termly basis.  Miss Fletcher then analyses the attainment and progress of the whole school in this area.  This information informs future teaching and learning in Computing.