What we say about Computing at Dean Bank Primary School
Mia – I like using the different programs.
Jack – Computing lessons are fun because we can use the laptops and tablets.
Chloe – I really like using the Beebots.
We know that ICT and computing are essential skills that all our children must have as the pace of technological change constantly increases. We want our children to be equipped with transferable ICT and computing skills when they leave Dean Bank that they will be able to use and apply in a range of subject areas.
Furthermore, we have a duty to ensure that our children know how to stay safe online. Our children use social media outside of school and we must support them in how to manage this evolving aspect of their lives.
Through our computing curriculum, we look to develop our children’s understanding and ability in computer science by allowing them to interact with a variety of coding programmes including Scratch, A.L.E.X., CargoBot and Daisy the Dino. Through the use of more complex programmes, as skill levels progress, the children will be able to build on key skills such as creating algorithms and de-bugging them.
Moreover, we acknowledge the key role that information technology can play across the curriculum to help engage pupils and improve their learning experience. In order to capitalise on this, we ensure that as well as teaching I.T. skills in computing lessons, we give pupils the opportunity to use these skills across the curriculum, which helps them appreciate the wider uses of technology whilst building upon their I.T. skills.
More information can be found in our Online Safety Policy.
Long Term Plan
BBC Bitesize – KS1 – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zyhbwmn
BBC Bitesize – KS2 – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zvnrq6f
Scratch – https://scratch.mit.edu/
Code Club – https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/codeclub
Code Academy – https://www.codecademy.com/
Computing in Action at Dean Bank
Year 4 e-safety
Year 2 – Following instructions to help understand the principles behind coding.
Year 5 – ‘Whilst learning at home, children in Year 5 have created their own iMovie trailer. Children couldn’t use iMovie at home so they tried to do it their own way using either power point, video recorder on their phone or by creating their own story board on paper.’
Year 1 have been developing their typing skills on a keyboard. They have also been developing their mouse skills by selecting and clicking on images. Children in Year 1 have also created a digital Christmas paint picture, using Paint.
In EYFS, children have been learning how to navigate and operate a mouse and keyboard by playing a range of games and exploring various tools on the computer. Children have also been thinking about the use of technology and technological toys.