As a school we carefully thought about our Computing Curriculum and what skills and knowledge we think are important for the children at our school to have. Our curriculum follows 6 themes each year -which are progressive through the school.
Autumn 1 – Internet safety and technology Autumn 2 -Microsoft Word Spring 1 – Programming Spring 2 – Microsoft Power point Summer 1 – Multimedia Summer 2 – Programming 2
At St Andrew’s we try to keep up to date with the latest technology to support the children’s learning. We offer a creative Computing curriculum with a clear progression across each year group.
The children at St Andrew’s have a range of technologies they can use to enhance their learning, this includes:
16 Mini IPADs
2 x class IPADs
2021 – 2022
This term each class has been focusing on Programming in Computing. Year 1 have been planning and designing routes for their Beebots to travel.
KS1 have been using Scratch JNR to begin their coding and programming journey and KS2 have been developing their skills from previous years learning. Below are some of the outcomes of their Scratch projects.
|Play conversation between two characters.||Etch a Sketch with colour changing pen|
|Racing Car game||Conversation between a bear and a duck|
Every year each class starts with a topic all about the Internet – how it was made, what it is, what it can be used for and how to stay safe online. Year 5 write letters to the alien “Shmole” to explain to him how he could use the internet to get home but also how he needed to use it correctly and safely.
Year 6 used their publisher skills to make posters for the buddies in Reception class to follow – all about how to stay safe online. Some used the ‘SMART’ rules and others created their own anagrams.
In Autumn 2 we develop pour skills in word processing and using Microsoft Word. We are able to develop our typing skills and use different skills within word to create. Year 4 used their Roman topic to make some Top Trump cards using word and Class 2 created firework poems and were able to change the colour and style of the font to make it engaging and show their newly taught skills.