Our Computing Curriculum is taught from Reception to Year 6 and children learn numerous skills. These skills are built upon year on year, until the end of year Key Stage Two where children will emerge accomplished in many aspects of computing. Our long term plan and progression in skills documents can be found at the bottom of this page. These detail what the children will be expected to know by the end of each year and demonstrate the progression across the school. The long term plan includes the minimum number of e-safety units the children will complete. The children receive additional visits from the NSPCC and the Community Police Officer to learn about keeping themselves safe online.
Within the computing curriculum children learn both through completing projects and taught units of work, where key skills are taught and developed, and through using their computing skills to support learning in other curriculum areas. Children in all key stages learn computer programming and coding, testing and debugging their apps as they go.
As part of our ongoing learning we teach a program of e-safety sessions to help children become more confident in keeping safe when they are online.
To support learning, we have a variety of resources. Children have access to both laptops and iPads which can be used both in lessons and in group work activities. Other resources also include cameras, voice recorders, beebots and programmable toys; and data loggers. Each classroom also has access to interactive whiteboards, cameras and visualizers.
Here are some useful links to support learning at home:
KS1 and KS2 Computing National Curriculum
Interactive games and Links:
Dance Mat Typing (BBC)
Scratch Jnr for KS1 (will run on any iPad or tablet but will need to be downloaded)
Scratch 2.0 for KS2
Advice about keeping safe online:
Guides To Keeping Safe Online by West Yorkshire Police