COMPUTING AND ICT
Computing prepares pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are increasingly transformed by access to varied and developing technology.
Pupils use ICT tools to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information responsibly, creatively and with discrimination. They learn how to employ ICT to enable rapid access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of people, communities and cultures.
Increased capability in the use of ICT promotes initiative and independent learning, with pupils being able to make informed judgements about when and where to use ICT to best effect, and to consider its implications for home and work both now and in the future.
Our Computing Intent
We aim to build a computing curriculum that develops pupils’ learning and results in their acquisition of knowledge of the world around them and information on how to live safely in an increasingly digital society.
The curriculum will be broad and balanced and allow for progression in the strands of Computer Science, Digital Literacy and Information Technology. Our children have access to appropriate hardware (computers, tablets, programmable equipment) and software to develop knowledge and skills of digital systems and their applications. They have access to key computing language and meanings in order to understand and readily apply in written and verbal responses. Children have the opportunity to explore and respond to key issues such as digital communication, cyberbullying, online safety and security at an age appropriate level. Children will work collaboratively and practically to investigate and experiment; being able to explain the processes they have taken.
Our aim is for all children to enjoy their learning in Computing, be confident and responsible users of Information Technology and be well-prepared for the next stage in their education.
Explore our Curriculum
Year 5 - Computing - Programming micro:bits
8th Feb 2024
In our last lesson we had the opportunity to programme our BBC micro:bits. These amazing little devices have a sensor, speaker and microphone.
Year 1 - Computing - Digital Painting - Lesson 1
15th Jan 2024
We have been using the Chromebooks to look at how we can paint digitally. In this lesson, we explored some of the tools. We loved the 'fill' tool which meant we could colour in spaces really quickly!
Year 1 - Computing - Moving A Robot - Routes
11th Dec 2023
To finish off our coding learning, we learned that there are choices over the 'routes' that we take to build algorithms. We each chose a different route to go to the same icon. We each wrote the code we needed, tested it and debugged it, if needed and then we decided which was the most efficient route.
Year 1 - Computing - Moving A Robot - Algorithms
27th Nov 2023
We have been learning about how to program the Beebots! We have been learning about the buttons and how to use these to move the robot to where we want it to go. We have been predicting where the robot will end up if we follow the algorithms and then tested these out. We have also written our own programs. One thing is for sure - Year 1 LOVES computing!
Year 2 - Computing - Digital photography
23rd Nov 2023
We have experimented with using landscape and portrait to take photographs and also learnt about good lighting when taking a photo
Year 5 - Computing - Working with vector drawings
20th Nov 2023
Part of our computing for this term involves understanding vector images, being able to manipulate and create them. The results are very impressive, Year 5 are very creative!
Year 5 - Science - SPACE DAY 2023
16th Nov 2023
Photos from our spectacular inhouse Space Day!
Year 5 Autumn 2023 Computing - Vector drawings
6th Nov 2023
Year 5 have been learning about and creating vector drawings - these useful skills are transferrable whether using Google or Microsoft and the photographs show how we have created the drawings to a final piece.
Year 1 - Computing - Moving A Robot
31st Oct 2023
We were very excited to begin our learning about robots! We learned that to control a robot, we have to talk to it in the right language. For a Beebot robot, that means using the buttons. We loved making the Beebots move!
Year 1 - Computing - Technology Around Us
12th Oct 2023
We have been learning about technology and have found out all about the different parts that make up a computer. We have been practicing our mouse skills and our typing skills.