"A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world." (DfE, 2013)

At Scotts Primary School, we use the Rising Stars scheme of work for Computing.  Children have set weekly Computing lessons where they develop their computer science, digital literacy and information technology skills.

Year 4 - Computer Science

Year 4 have been learning about 'if/then/else' selection in Scratch and have made some maths games containing questions and responses.

Year 3 - Animations

Year 3 have been creating animations in PurpleMash and Scratch.

Lexi & Isla used PurpleMash 2Animate to draw a background and character.  They then moved the character in each frame to create an animation of a chicken crossing the road.

Jack & Derin created this animation called ‘Race Time’.  The horse and diver are programmed to move across the water, with splashing sounds and speech.

Computing & Online safety

Long term plan overview 2019-20

Year 5 - We are CRYPTOgraPHERS

In Year 5, we have been learning about code cracking and keeping information secure.  We have looked at different types of codes such as Morse Code and Semaphore. 

Semaphore flag signaling system is an alphabet signalling system based on the waving of a pair of hand-held flags in a particular pattern to show different letters of the alphabet.

Year  6 - We Are App Designers

In Year 6, we have been planning and designing apps.  We researched our ideas and looked at apps which already exist, before designing our apps using AppShed software.  Here's Ruby & Brooke's design for a Baking Recipe App.