Computing

Implementation

Intent

 

At Christ Church, Computing is taught discretely in weekly lessons but is also used throughout the primary curriculum to enable children to explore, observe and make exciting discoveries in our ever-changing digital world. Our children are encouraged to use their imagination and skills to create sequences, images, videos, and presentations. Our aim is to provide them with the skills to not only confidently use the technology that exists today but also the life-long skills and passion to continue to develop their love for computing in the future. Our children have access to laptops, iPads and other software which helps to promote an engaging and enticing curriculum.

 

Computing Key Documents 2020-21

Computing Whole School Progression

Computing Basic Skills Progression

Digital Leaders

At Christ Church, we have a team of Digital Leaders from UKS2 who support teachers and their peers with Computing.

Digital Leader is somebody who likes to help others use computers and is enthusiastic about technology. Their responsibilities include: assisting in class Computing lessons, sharing key messages about e-safety across school, photographing school events, exploring new websites or apps and monitoring our equipment.

E-Safety

 E-Safety is taught explicitly within our Computing curriculum and is also embedded throughout the use of technology across school as at Christ Church, we understand how important it is to promote staying safe online. Our children are taught the SMART rules for online safety which are applicable both at home and in school and we regularly revisit these in our lessons.

 

 

E-Safety Useful Links for Children

UK Safer Internet Centre (KS1 and KS2)https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/young-people/resources-3-11s 

ThinkUKnowhttps://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/watch/ - useful videos to help you stay safe online

The Smart Crewhttps://www.childnet.com/resources/the-adventures-of-kara-winston-and-the-smart-crew - these cartoons will explain the 5 e-safety SMART rules and include a real life SMART Crew of young people like you, who guide the characters in their quest and help them make safe online decisions. 

Hector, Lee and Kim - https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/4_7/child/ - help for children aged 4-7 to use the internet safely.

Band Runnerhttps://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/ - help for children aged 8-11 to use the internet safely.

Click here to visit our E Safety page with information for parents and carers on how to help your child stay safe online. 

Safer Internet Day 2020

Have a look at what we got up to on Safer Internet Day!


Reception learnt a song to help them remember how to stay safe online.

Year 1 tell us how to use the Internet safely with the help of Buddy the Dog!

Purple Mash and Seesaw

We use two different online learning platforms called Purple Mash and Seesaw.

To log in to Purple Mash, click here

To log in to Seesaw, click here

Scratch

We use Scratch Junior in KS1 and Scratch in KS2 within our coding lessons which is a free programming tool where children can create their own interactive stories, games and animations.

https://scratch.mit.edu/

 

Useful Websites and Resources

BBC Bitesize Computing KS1 -https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zyhbwmn

BBC Bitesize Computing KS2 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zvnrq6f

ICT games - www.ictgames.com - a range of ICT games for Maths and English

Hour of Code - https://code.org/learn - a way to learn about algorithms through simple, step by step activities.