Computing

Nursery
We use ICT in lots of different ways. We encourage the children to explore technological toys and equipment such as remote control cars, digital cameras and voice recorders, and have a variety of different programmes on the computers which the children love to explore, both with an adult and independently.
We particularly enjoy using Busy Things (online site) which engages the children’s’ imaginations and develops their hand-eye coordination, whilst supporting their learning about numbers, patterns, and problem solving.  We also use a programme called Reading Eggs which supports the children in learning their phonics (letter sounds), and encourages their early reading skills.
Our aim is that by the time our children move up to the Reception classes that they will have developed their mouse control and be confidently using the wealth of games and programmes available to them.

Reception


Year 1
Our children will enjoy learning:-

  • What algorithms are
  • How to create simple programs
  • How to use technology purposefully to create, store and retrieve digital content
  • To use technology safely and keep personal information private
  • About uses of information technology beyond school

Year 2
Our children will be learning:-

  • That algorithms are implemented as programs on digital devices
  • That programs work by following precise and unambiguous instructions
  • How to debug simple programs
  • To use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
  • How to use technology to organise and manipulate digital content
  • To use technology respectfully
  • About where to go for help if they have concerns about content or safety whilst using online technology

Year 3
Our children will be learning:-

  • How to write programs that accomplish specific goals
  • To use sequence in programs
  • To work with various forms of input and output
  • How to use search technologies effectively
  • To use a variety of software to accomplish specific goals
  • How to collect and present information
  • How to design and create content
  • How to use technology responsibly
  • To identify a range of ways to report concerns about contact

Year 4
Our children will be learning:-

  • To design programs that accomplish specific goals
  • How to design and create programs
  • How to debug programs that accomplish specific goals
  • To use logical reasoning to detect and correct errors in programs
  • To select a variety of software to accomplish given goals
  • To select, use and combine internet services
  • How to collect and present data
  • To identify a range of ways to report concerns about content
  • To recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour on the internet

Year 5
Our children will be learning:-

  • How to control or simulate physical systems
  • That computer networks can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web
  • To appreciate how search results are selected
  • To solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
  • To work with variables and to use selection in programs
  • To collect and present data
  • How to analyse and evaluate information
  • About the opportunities that computer networks offer for communication
  • To recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour

Year 6
Our children will be learning:-

  • To work with variables and to use selection in programs
  • To use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work
  • How to use logical reasoning to detect and correct errors in algorithms
  • About computer networks, including the internet
  • About search results and how they are ranked
  • To combine a variety of software to accomplish given goals
  • To select, use and combine software on a range of digital devices
  • To collect, present, analyse and evaluate data
  • How to design and create systems
  • About the opportunities that computer networks offer for collaboration
  • To be discerning in evaluating digital content