Pupil Voice Computing
I like playing games on the iPads.Reception pupil
Computing is really useful because it teaches me how to stay safe when I am online.Year 4 pupil
I really like using the iPads. They are fun and help me in Maths.Year 2 pupil
In Computing, we have been making our own games on Scratch. This was really good.Year 5 pupil
The National Curriculum for Computing can be broken down into three key areas of study: Computer Science (CS), Information Technology (IT), Digital Literacy (DL). With a changing world, focused on the creation and application of technology, we at St. Andrew’s aim to ensure all children are able to meet and exceed the expectations outlined in the aforementioned three key areas.
At an age-appropriate level, children are taught:
- How to access information on the internet and use search engines
- How to publish information
- Using code to begin to program and create software
- Increase typing speed and fluency
- Understand what information needs to be kept private, what behaviour isn’t acceptable online and how to stay safe when using the internet.
Below is the computing curriculum broken down into year groups along with each year groups non-negotiables:
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Going for Gold!
To be Gold in Computing:
· Children will go beyond the requirements of the Computing scheme of work for their year group.
· Children will also competently use the internet and understand how to do so safely.
· Computational thinking and appropriate language will be used when discussing processes, algorithms and de-bugging complex codes.
· Gold children will also be confident in using a range of programs to complete a task.
Here are some examples of our higher level computing work:
Problem Solving in Computing!
The computational thinking aspect of the computing curriculum is about looking at a problem in a way that a computer can help us to solve it. This is a two-step process:
1. First, we think about the steps needed to solve a problem.
2. Then, we use our technical skills to get the computer working on the problem.
Computational thinking can be developed across the curriculum in many ways such as:
- When the children write stories, they are encouraged to plan first: to think about the main events and identify the settings and the characters.
- In art, music or design and technology, the children will think about what they are going to create and how they will work through the steps necessary for this, by breaking down a complex process into a number of planned phases.
- In maths, the children will identify the key information in a problem before they go on to solve it.
Across the school, classes have been developing and improving their computing skills through the various activities going on during our computing day.read more
Keeping children safe online is very important at St Andrew’s so we have regular online safety days.read more
For National Online Safety Day 2017, Year 2 completed a variety of different activities looking at how to safe online.read more
Here are the winners of our online safety homework competition.read more
As part of a cross-curricular lesson in understanding our Solar System, Year 5 pupils have independently coded their own guide to the planets and their orbit.read more
Year 2 children have been developing their directional language skills using the Be-Bot app on the iPads.read more
Key Stage 2 Computing homework.read more
The children in Reception have been learning about their immediate environment. This homework has given them the opportunity to share with others their home environment and also human features that they all go to.read more
Year 2 children using the iPads to independently research about Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night.read more
Year 5 combined Science and Computing to identify the properties of different materials, recording their findings on ipads using Skitch.read more
Test your typing speed!
Use these interactive tools to test your typing speed and see how quick you are.