Statement of Intent:
In the 21st century, our lives are constantly being changed by new technology. In these rapidly changing times, we teach computing to equip our children to take part fully in a world where school and home life are continually being transformed by technology.
It is our intention to enable children to confidently and responsibly find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. Our aim is to ensure that our children leave primary school computer literate; knowing, remembering and understanding computing. Being able to use a range of technology safely is a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners. We place a strong emphasis on the importance of Online Safety to ensure that the whole school community knows how to protect themselves when using the internet at school and at home. It is our intention that children have every opportunity available to allow them to achieve this through both discrete teaching of skills and a cross curricular approach.
Computing at Christ the King RC Primary School
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Examples of computing work at Christ the King
Year 1 Autumn Term
The first unit that Year 1 covered was 'Online Safety & Exploring Purple Mash'.
The children learnt to log on to Purple Mash.
The children created their own avatar.
They created a picture using Paint Projects.
They used the Online Work area.
They searched Purple Mash.
Year 1 Spring 1
Grouping and sorting unit. In this unit, the children sorted items by different criteria away from the computer. At the computer, they used Grouping on Purple Mash to sort items.
Year 1 Spring 2
Pictograms unit. This unit was an introduction to pictograms and looked at how pictograms can be used to represent data. The children entered data to create pictograms on 'How Year 1 Travel to School', 'The Year 1 Eye Colour' and 'Year 1's Favourite Fruit'. The children also rolled a die 20 times and put the data into a table. This data was then transferred to a pictogram.
Year 1 Summer 1
Unit 1.4 Lego Builders. In this unit the children were encouraged to think logically about scenarios. They were also introduced to the term ‘algorithm’. This concept is at the core of coding. First the children were asked to paint an elephant. We had 30 different coloured elephants. Next the children were given an algorithm for how to colour a bird. This time we had 30 nearly identical birds. The next challenge was to create our own algorithm for how to colour a ball. Our partner had to follow the algorithm that we had created. Finally we debugged a set of instructions for making a sandwich. We had to inserted the correct picture and added extra detail to the text.