Computing

#Achievement #Enrichment

‘He made machines, invented by skilful men, to be on the towers and the corners’   

2 Chronicles 26:15

Our Intent:

At Saint Joseph’s we want to deliver a Computing curriculum that equips our pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. We want the children to see and learn that Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of our Computing curriculum is computer science, in which our children are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, our pupils will be equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures our children become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

Read through our policy:

Computing Policy

We have created a progression of skills and knowledge for Computing from EYFS to Year 6:

Computing Progression of knowledge and skills EYFS to Year 6

We have devised our key vocabulary list which is progressive through the Key Stages:

Computing Vocabulary EYFS to Year 6

Useful websites:

https://www.purplemash.com/login/ 

http://primarygamesarena.com/Subjects/ICT

KS1: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zyhbwmn 

KS2: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zvnrq6f

Computing Highlights 

Nursery have been busy in Spring 1 using iPad to take their own pictures of winter. they have taken some brilliant photos. 

Year 6 have been working really hard on their Coding skills; they find this unit difficult but rewarding when they finally got their characters to move how they programmed it to. 

Nursery have been using technology to create fantastic firework pictures using a paint programme! Well done.