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Computing

Intent

At De Lucy we want all children to leave primary school as confident, capable and creative users of digital technology, with a secure understanding of the fundamental principles of computer science and as safe, responsible and discerning digital citizens. We aim to develop the children’s computational thinking and creativity and do this by teaching the three inter-related aspects of computing:

  • Computer Science - the foundations of computing, covering coding and computational thinking
  • Information Technology - the applications of computing, including working with documents, data and digital media
  • Digital Literacy -the implications of computing for individuals and society

We recognise that children are living in an increasingly technological world and aim to provide them with the vital skills and knowledge to be confident in this area. Computing skills are also a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners and it is our intention that children have opportunity to allow them to achieve this.

Implementation

At De Lucy Primary, we use Purple Mash to deliver our computing curriculum from Year 1 to Year 6 to meet the aims of the National Curriculum. The children have one or more lessons a week which build knowledge and skills progressively through the unit. Children are exposed to a progressive computing curriculum in which they can demonstrate an understanding of the skills, knowledge and vocabulary relevant to their age that additionally allows them to revisit the skills and knowledge they have learned in prior years. Being safe online runs through the computing (and PSHE) curriculum and is referenced regularly. We also mark Safer Internet Day each February to raise awareness within the school community about the possible dangers of using the internet and mobile technologies, and to advise on ways in which to reduce risk. The map below shows the units studied along with the area of computing studied.

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2 

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1 

Summer 2  

Year 1

1.1 Online safety & Exploring Purple Mash Digital Literacy

1.2 Grouping and sorting

Computer Science

1.3 Pictograms

Information Technology

1.4 Lego builders

Computer Science

 

1.5 Maze Explorers Computer Science

1.8 Spreadsheets

Information Technology

1.8 Spreadsheets continued

Information Technology

1.9 Tech outside school

Digital Literacy 

1.6 Animated story books

Information Technology

 

 

1.7 Coding

Computer Science 

 

Year 2

2.1 Coding

Computer Science

 

2.6 Creating pictures

Information technology

 

2.2 Online Safety

Digital Literacy

2.5 Effective searching

Digital Literacy

 2.4 Questioning Information technology

 

2.3 Spreadsheets Information technology

2.7 Making Music Information technology
2.8 Presenting ideas Information technology

Year 3

3.2 Online Safety

Digital Literacy

3.3 Spreadsheets

Information Technology

3.4 Touch typing

Information Technology

3.9 Presenting Google Slides

Information Technology

3.1 Coding

Computer Science

3.5 Email

Digital Literacy

3.7 Simulations

Information Technology

Year 4

4.2 Online safety Digital Literacy

4.7 Effective searches

Information Technology

4.4 Writing for different audiences

 Information Technology

4.8 Hardware Investigators Computer Science

4.5 Logo

Computer Science

4.9 Making music Information Technology

4.9 Making music continued

Information Technology

4.6 Animation

Information Technology

4.1 Coding

Computer Science

4.3 Spreadsheets

Information Technology

Year 5

5.1 Coding

Computer Science

5.4 Databases

Information Technology 

5.6 3D Modelling Information Technology

5.7 Concept maps

Information Technology

 

5.2 Online Safety

Digital Literacy

5.8 Word processing Information Technology

8 continued

Word processing Information Technology

5.3 Spreadsheets

Information Technology

5.5 Game Creator

Computer Science

5.9 Using external devices – Purple Chip

Computer Science

Year 6

6.2 Online Safety

Digital Literacy

6.6 Networks

Computer Science

6.1 Coding

Computer Science

6.3 Spreadsheets

Information Technology

 

6.9 .Spreadsheets

Information Technology

 

6.7 Quizzing Information Technology

6.8 Understanding binary

Computer Science

6.4 Blogging

Information Technology

6.5 Text adventures Computer Science

Impact

Assessment takes place through informal judgements by staff during lessons and creating next steps, including verbal feedback. At the end of a unit of work teachers make a summary judgement about the work of each pupil in relation to the success criteria outlined at the beginning of the unit of work and records these judgements. As part of the moderation process, the subject leader checks in with pupils to collect their feedback and understanding, as well as to do some practical tasks based on their learning.

How parents can help

Computing is everywhere! From music and media, to sport, fashion and health, computing is part of every aspect of life. A basic understanding will help your child take advantage of lots of great opportunities. Help your child to be articulate and think logically: when they start breaking down what’s happening, they can start predicting what’s going to happen. Talk to your child about what they have been learning in school and provide opportunities for the learning to continue at home.

Encouraging pupils to access Purple Mash at home will support their computing knowledge and skills as well as other areas of the curriculum.

 

 Ensuring that your child remains safe online is also an ongoing job, please see our Online Safety page.

National Online Safety - De Lucy website

Purple Mash Parent Newsletters

Partnership links

 The school is a member of National Online Safety. The school has gained accreditation for: 
- Safer Remote Education 2020/21
- National Online Safety Award 2020/21

As part of our membership, we are able provide weekly online safety guides for parents which are emailed home and updated on our website.

Policies

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Subject Leader

Mrs Lodge & Miss Evans (Shadow lead)

 

Page updated 4th September 2023

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