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.
|Y1||Online Safety. Exploring Purple Mash||Exploring 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 browser||Making pictures using interactive painting toolsLearning how to present ideas with various programs|
|Y3||Coding. Online Safety. Creating simple spreadsheets||Keyboard skills: Touch typingIntroduction to email including email safety||Creating databases and graphs. Introduction to simulations|
|Y4||Coding. Online Safety. Creating spreadsheets||Using email to write for different audiences Using Logo to learn about programming and algorithms||Coding. Creating animated scenes in a storyboard Learning how to search effectively within a browser|
|Y5||Coding. Online Safety. Creating spreadsheets||Developing data handling skills through databases Designing a game||Designing 3D modelsLearning how to make concept maps : a simple way to put ideas on a page|
|Y6||Coding. Online Safety. Creating spreadsheets||Understanding how to communicate through blogs Making a Power Point presentation linked to a text||Learning 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.