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Computing (ICT)

Welcome to Computing at St Peter's!

 

As of September 2014 Computing has replaced ICT as a subject within the National Curriculum.

All the old skills will still be taught and developed through the use of ICT within other curriculum subjects.  However, Computing now focusses more on the teaching of programming and internet safety.

ICT is used throughout the school on a daily basis.  We developed our children's skills through the use of our wide range of laptops, netbooks, cameras, iPads and many other pieces of hardware.  

At St Peter's we also subscribe to a number of sites to support children in their learning both within Computing and other subjects.  These include  PurpleMash, Discovery Education Espresso, Discovery Education Coding  and ActiveLearn, Matheletics.   

Please find the Computing policy below:

As recommended to most schools, we follow the South West Grid for Learning scheme of work. These are based on Common Sense Media’s FREE Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum, which empowers learners to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world. These 21st-century skills are essential for children and young people to harness the full potential of technology for learning.

Computing Progression of Skills

Take a look at what we have been doing in each key stage so far! This is an online working wall and it will be developed over this academic year! 

Online Safety - COVID 19

Whilst there are huge benefits to being online in order to stay connected to family and friends during this period, the government recognises many parents may feel concerned about the activities and content their children are accessing. This guidance outlines resources to help keep children safe from different risks online and where to go to receive support and advice.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-online/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-parents-and-carers-to-keep-children-safe-online

Dfe update - 08.07.20

 

Here are some useful links to help you keep your children safe online:

  • government guidance on keeping children safe from online harms such as child sexual exploitation, cyberbullying and harmful content
  • government guidance on staying safe online including parental controls, fact-checking information, communicating with family and friends while social distancing is in place and taking regular breaks from the screen
  • Thinkuknow is the education programme from the National Crime Agency (NCA) proving age-appropriate resources for children and support for parents
  • Parent Info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations
  • Childnet provides a tool kit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
  • Internet Matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
  • LGfL provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including 6 top tips to keep primary aged children safe online
  • Net Aware provides support for parents and carers from the NSPCC and O2, providing a guide to social networks, apps and games
  • Let’s Talk About It provides support for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
  • UK Safer Internet Centre provides tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services

Covid 19

As school is currently closed due to Covid 19, the children have been completing computing activities at home!! 

Take a look at what each class has been doing! 
Have a look below at what each class has done!

Cycle A

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1

Core Skills

Computer Science- Unit  1a (On the move)

Digital Literacy – Citizenship (Year 1)

 

Cross – Curricular – Text and Images.

 

Computer Science- Unit  1b (simple inputs)

Cross-curricular

- Sound.

Year 2

Simulations and Modelling

Computer Science

Unit 2a (Different sorts of input)

Digital Literacy – Citizenship (Year 1)

 

 

Digital Research

Computer Science (Buttons and Instructions)

Cross-curricular

- Sound.

Year 3

Computer Science

Unit 3a (Sequence and Animation)

Data

Handling

Digital Literacy – Citizenship (Year 3)

Computer Science Unit 3b (Conditional Events)

Digital Research

Text and Images (digital photographs, video and animation)

Year 4

Computer Science Unit 4a (Introduction to Variables)

Data

Handling

 

Digital Literacy – Citizenship (Year 3)

Computer Science Unit 4b (Repetition and Loops)

Digital Research

Text and Images (digital photographs, video and animation)

Year 5

Computer Science Unit 5a (Speed, direction and coordinates)

Data Handling

Digital Literacy – Online Safety (Year 5)

 

 

 

Digital Research

Cross – Curricular – Text and Images.

 

Computer Science Unit 5b (Random numbers and simulations)

Year 6

Computer Science Unit 6a (More complex variables)

Data Handling

Digital Literacy – Online Safety (Year 5)

 

Digital Research

Cross – Curricular – Text and Images.

 

Computer Science Unit 6b (Object Variables)

Cycle B

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1

Core Skills

Computer Science- Unit  1a (On the move)

Digital Literacy – Citizenship (Year 2)

 

Data Handling

Computer Science- Unit  1b (simple inputs)

Simulations and Modelling

Year 2

Cross – Curricular – Text and Images

Computer Science

Unit 2a (Different sorts of input)

Digital Literacy – Citizenship (Year 2)

 

Digital Research

 

Computer Science (Buttons and Instructions)

Cross-Curricular- Date Handling

Year 3

Computer Science

Unit 3a (Sequence and Animation)

Digital Literacy – Citizenship (Year 4)

Text and Images (Images, video and animation)

 

 

Computer Science Unit 3b (Conditional Events)

Cross-curricular

- Sound.

 

Simulations and Modelling

Year 4

Computer Science Unit 4a (Introduction to Variables)

Digital Literacy – Citizenship (Year 4

Text and Images (Images, video and animation)

Computer Science Unit 4b (Repetition and Loops)

Cross-curricular

- Sound.

 

Simulations and Modelling

Year 5

Computer Science Unit 5a (Speed, direction and coordinates)

Cross-curricular

- Sound.

 

Digital Literacy – Online Safety (Year 6)

Cross – Curricular – Text and Images

Computer Science Unit 5b (Random numbers and simulations)

 

Digital Research

Year 6

Computer Science Unit 6a (More complex variables)

Cross-curricular

- Sound.

Digital Literacy – Online Safety (Year 6)

Cross – Curricular – Text and Images.

 

Computer Science Unit 6b (Object Variables)

Digital Research

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