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The National Curriculum (2013) 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. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

 

Aims

The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
  • are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology."
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We have a well connected ICT network which enables children to use ICT across the curriculum. It links with every topic, so we ensure we cover the National Curriculum and beyond with our provision.

Using ICT in our maths lessons!

Every child has access to an online software programme called 'Purple Mash'. The children use this in school to create animation, stories, posters, leaflets, 3D nets for objects, environments and much more! Children's log in details have been sent home for Key Stage One. The link to Purple Mash is on our home page.

Reception have been very busy with their weekly ICT challenges and ICT sessions! Each week the children have to complete a different challenge to help improve their computing skills such as mouse and keyboard work. They also had lots of fun exploring algorithms with programmable toys. 
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Building computing skills in EYFS

We offer an after school computing club for Year 2 children and the children have been developing their skills in coding and writing algorithms. They had to write a programme to make a rocket take a journey around space. Take a look at one of our super algorithms!

Coding in computing club.

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Year 1 computing club have been busy creating their own animation films! We used the text 'Lost and Found' which the children read in literacy lessons as our inspiration. Take a look at some of our films!

Lost and Found by Safwah and Inaaya

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Lost and Found by Yusuf and Amin

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Lost and Found by Arshiya, Laiba and Faizan

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