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COMPUTING

 

The real power of interactive technologies is that they let us learn in ways that aren’t otherwise possible or practical. - David Lassner 

At Wolston St Margaret’s we aim to prepare our children to be "lifelong learners" with the confidence and ability to develop their skills and understanding when meeting new challenges.  As computing is an increasing part of life today, it is essential that we provide our children with the skills, creativity and enthusiasm to live and thrive in a world increasingly dependent on computing.  We aim for all pupils to gain the confidence and ability that they need in this subject to prepare them for the challenge of a rapidly developing and changing technological world. 

We ensure teachers have the necessary training to deliver an up to date curriculum. We also aim to develop pupil’s computing skills, knowledge, understanding and capability through taught computing lessons. The use of ICT is used to enhance and extend children’s learning across the whole curriculum whilst developing motivation and social skills. Our vision is for the use of these technologies to enrich the experience of all pupils. 

We ensure that each child is able to use the Internet in a safe and respectful way in School. They learn to understand the necessary precautions to take, to stay safe and know where to seek help.  Children  also utilise the Internet efficiently to enhance their learning of all subjects. Using tablets and desktops, the children learn key skills such as computational thinking, word processing and programming. 

For further information about our Computing Curriculum, pleasesee the documents and information below:

                           Computing Intent Statement

         Computing Policy

             Online Safety Policy

                        Computing Long Term Plan

                                                                                             Computing Lesson Snapshot

 

COMPUTING LEARNING LEAFLETS

Learning Leaflets include key vocabulary with definitions, dates and timelines, maps, significant individuals and other contextual knowledge along with key skills the children will need to demonstrate. We expect the majority of children to know the information on the learning leaflet by the end of the unit of work and be able to recall key detail.

The facts on the Learning Leaflet are the crystallised, necessary information about a topic but they don't represent the topic in its entirety and many children will have a far deeper understanding and be able to discuss and elaborate much further.

 

YEAR 1

Autumn Term - Logging  On, Mouse & Keyboard Skills         Spring Term - Grouping & Sorting         Summer Term - Animated Story Books

Autumn Term - Technology Outside School           Spring Term - Lego Builders                Summer Term - Coding

                                                                                                                        

YEAR 2 

Autumn Term - Online Safety, Mouse & Keyboard Skills        Spring Term - Presenting Ideas           Summer Term - Spreadsheets

Autumn Term - Effective Searching                                           Spring Term - Making Music               Summer Term - Coding

 

YEAR 3

Autumn Term - Online Safety, Mouse & Keyboard Skills     Spring Term - Touch Typing                      Summer Term - Email

Autumn Term - Coding                                                            Spring Term - Branching Databases               Summer Term - Graphing

 

YEAR 4 

Autumn Term - Online Safety        Spring Term - Logo                        Summer Term - Effective Searching

Autumn Term - Coding                 Spring Term - Animation                Summer Term - Writing for Different Audiences

 

YEAR 5

Autumn Term - Online Safety     Spring Term - Spreadsheets       Summer Term - 3D Modelling

Autumn Term - Coding               Spring Term - Concept Maps       Summer Term - Databases

 

YEAR 6

Autumn Term - Online Safety    Spring Term - Quizzing                Summer Term - Spreadsheets

Autumn Term - Coding              Spring Term - Networks                Summer Term - Blogging