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 tools. Learning how to present ideas with various programs|
|Y3||Coding. Online Safety. Creating simple spreadsheets.||Keyboard skills: Touch typing. Introduction 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 models. Learning 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 intranet. Creating a quiz for others to complete.|
For more information please click on the link to view our Computing Policy on our Policies page.
Examples Of Learning
Reception really enjoyed exploring the creative side of Purple Mash through the use of the interactive whiteboard and the iPads.
Year 1 practised their presenting skills by sharing facts about owls. With the use of the iPads, the children filmed each other speaking – they were all very confident TV presenters, just like David Attenborough!
There is a fantastic display in school created by Year 2 all about keeping safe online. After an introduction to E-Safety, children then drew apps that they use at home or in school onto their own paper iPads.
It was wonderful to see Year 4 using the netbooks to support their understanding of symmetry in Maths. They used the programme ‘Numeracy Workout’ and worked through a variety of activities independently.
Year 5 had fun coding in the Computer Suite. We are lucky to have headphones and microphones to support out learning!
Year 6 used the website ‘Hour of Code’ as an introduction to coding. They scanned the QR code, which quickly opened the website and then chose a game to code with their partner.
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.