Computing

Children doing ICTOur overall aim is for children to leave our school being able to stay safe online, be equipped with the skills they will need for their future and to have the confidence to know how to apply these skills effectively in different situations in the wider community. In addition to children enjoying and achieving well within computing lessons, we provide them with opportunities for computing to be used in other subjects to enhance their overall learning experiences.
At Wombridge Primary we have a range of technological equipment available for use; every class has an Apple TV linked to a MacBooks and iPads and there is a bank of MacBooks and iPads. These are available for classes to use, as and when appropriate, for all areas of the curriculum. We also have cameras and digital recording equipment to enhance and record learning.
In Foundation Stage, the children learn to use iPads and computers and we talk about using computers safely and accessing appropriate websites.
In Key Stage 1, the children begin to understand: how to write and debug programs; how to program toys; how to record events digitally and how to stay safe online and using appropriate websites.
In Key Stage 2, the children use: Swift Playgrounds to learn how to code; Scratch to write programs and create animations and iMovie to edit and create videos. They also explore e-safety in depth, including being ‘share aware’ and how to stay safe on social media.

ICT Curriculum overview

 

  Autumn term Spring term Summer term
Early years E safety

Coding unplugged

Programmable toys

E safety

Coding unplugged

Programmable toys

E safety

Coding unplugged

Programmable toys

1 Algorithms and programs

e-safety

Data retrieving and organising

communicating

Data retrieval and `organising
2 Communicating – word processing

Algorithms and Programs – Beebots

Data retrieving and Organising – Internet research

Data Retriving and Organising – Presentation

Communicating – Sending e-mails

Algorithms and Programs – beebots

3 Algorithms and Programs

Data retrieving and Organising

 

Communicating

Using the internet

Presentation

Databases

4 Algorithms and Programs

Presentation

Data retrieving and Organising

Using the internet

Communicating

Data bases

5 Algorithms and Programs

Using the internet

Data retrieving and Organising

Presentation

Communicating

Data bases

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