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Computing

At Queen Edith, we recognise the importance of Computing and understand the influence technology has in their current lives and will continue to have in the future. We aim to teach the children to be safe, confident and creative in their approach to Computing. The National Curriculum states: ‘a high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems.’

As a school, we have chosen the Purple Mash Computing Scheme of Work from Reception to Year 6. This scheme of work includes fun and engaging lessons, and also provides strong cross-curricular links.

Yearly Overview

AutumnSpringSummer
Y1Online Safety. Exploring Purple MashExploring interactive games. Creating an animated story Introduction to coding Learning about how technology is used outside of school
Y2 Coding. Online Safety Introduction to data handling with databases Introduction to searching within a browserMaking pictures using interactive painting toolsLearning how to present ideas with various programs
Y3 Coding. Online Safety. Creating simple spreadsheetsKeyboard skills: Touch typingIntroduction to email including email safetyCreating databases and graphs. Introduction to simulations
Y4Coding. Online Safety. Creating spreadsheetsUsing email to write for different audiences Using Logo to learn about programming and algorithmsCoding. Creating animated scenes in a storyboard Learning how to search effectively within a browser
Y5Coding. Online Safety. Creating spreadsheetsDeveloping data handling skills through databases Designing a gameDesigning 3D modelsLearning how to make concept maps : a simple way to put ideas on a page
Y6Coding. Online Safety. Creating spreadsheetsUnderstanding how to communicate through blogs Making a Power Point presentation linked to a textLearning about networks and the intranetCreating a quiz for others to complete

Information for Parents

Online safety is taken very seriously by all staff and children at Queen Edith. Please see our E-Safety Policy on our Policies page.
Safer Internet Day is held on 5th February 2019.