"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 - Animation
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 INTENT STATEMENT
The intent of our computing curriculum at Scotts Primary School is to provide pupils with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to become confident, competent, creative and responsible users of technology. The National Curriculum for Computing (DfE, 2013) recognises that ‘a high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.’ At Scotts Primary School, we want to ensure that our pupils receive the best start to realising the positive potential of technology in our everyday lives.
Through computational thinking, our pupils will develop increasingly efficient approaches to problem solving which will provide a strong foundation for learning about digital systems and programming. Pupils will also learn how to use a range of information technology tools to create content which has purpose and makes links to learning in other subjects. The communication and collaborative potential of technology will be encouraged with pupils to ensure confident and effective use of systems. We want our pupils to become digitally literate, critical and responsible citizens to enable effective and enjoyable experiences in a digital world.
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.