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Computing in Year 6- Data handling 2: Big Data 2 (Summer Term 1)

(Cross-curricular links: PE, Maths, Geography, DT & English)

Pupils who are secure will be able to:

  • Recognise that data can become corrupted within a network and that data sent in packets is more robust, as well as identify the need to update devices and software.
  • Recognise differences between mobile data and WiFi and use a spreadsheet to compare and identify high-use data activities and low-use data activities.
  • Make links between the Internet of Things and Big Data and give a basic example of how data analysis/analytics can lead to improvement in town planning.
  • Explain ways that Big Data or IoT principles could be used to solve a problem or improve efficiency within the school and prepare a presentation about their idea, considering the privacy of some data.
  • Present their ideas about how Big Data/IoT can improve the school and provide feedback to others on their presentations.


Computing in Year 5- Computing systems and networks: Search engines (Summer Term 1)

(Cross-curricular links: English & PSHE & C)

Pupils who are secure will be able to:

  • Explain what a search engine is, suggesting several search engines to use and explain how to use them to find websites and information.
  • Suggest that things online aren’t always true and recognise what to check for.
  • Explain why keywords are important and what TASK stands for, using these strategies to search effectively.
  • Recognise the terms ‘copyright’ and ‘fair use’ and combine text and images in a poster.
  • Make parallels between book searching and internet searching, explaining the role of web crawlers and recognising that results are rated to decide rank.


Computing in Year 4- Programming 2: Computational thinking (Summer Term 1)

(Cross-curricular links: Maths, PE & English)

Pupils who are secure will be able to:

  • Understand that problems can be solved more easily using computational thinking.
  • Understand what the different code blocks do and create a simple game.
  • Understand the terms ‘pattern recognition’ and ‘abstraction’ and how they help to solve a problem.
  • Create a Scratch program which draws a square and at least one other shape.
  • Understand how computational thinking can help to solve problems and apply computational thinking to problems they face.


Computing in Year 3- Computing systems and networks 2: Emailing  (Summer Term 1)

(Cross-curricular links: English & PSHE & C

Pupils who are secure will be able to:

  • Log in and out of email.
  • Send a simple email with a subject plus ‘To’ and ‘From’ in the body of the text.
  • Edit an email.
  • Type in the email address correctly and send the email.
  • Add an attachment to an email.
  • Write an email using positive language, with an awareness of how it will make the recipient feel.
  • Recognise unkind behaviour online and know how to report it.
  • Offer advice to victims of cyberbullying.
  • Recognise when an email may be fake and explain how they know.


Computing in Year 2- Programming 1: Algorithms and debugging (Summer Term 1)

(Cross-curricular links: English, Maths & Geography)

Pupils who are secure will be able to:

  • Decompose a game to predict the algorithms.
  • Give a definition for ‘decomposition’.
  • Write clear and precise algorithms.
  • Create algorithms to solve problems.
  • Use loops in their algorithms to make their code more efficient.
  • Explain what abstraction is.


Computing in Year 1- Skills Showcase: Creating instructions and collecting data (Summer Term 1)

(Cross-curricular links: DT, Maths, English, History & Science)

Pupils who are secure will be able to:

  • Use a computer to make a list
  • Explain the benefits of making a list on the computer
  • Use a basic range of tools on graphics editing software to design a smoothie
  • Sequence instructions
  • Follow instructions to create their smoothie
  • Input data about how far their Javelin travelled in a PE lesson into a table or spreadsheet


Computing in Year 6- Creating Media: History of Computers (Spring Term 2)

(Cross-curricular links: English, History & DT)

Pupils who are secure will be able to:

  • Explain how to record sounds and add in sound effects over the top.
  • Produce a simple radio play with some special effects and simple edits which demonstrate an understanding of how to use the software.
  • Create a document that includes correct date information and facts about the computers and how they made a difference.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of their device and how it affected modern computers, including well-researched information with an understanding of the reliability of their sources.
  • Describe all of the features that we’d expect a computer to have including RAM, ROM, hard drive and processor, but of a higher specification than currently available.


Computing in Year 5- Creating Media: Stop Motion Animation (Spring Term 2)

(Cross-curricular links: Art & RE)

Pupils who are secure will be able to:

  • Create a toy with simple images with a single movement.
  • Create a short stop motion with small changes between images.
  • Think of a simple story idea for their animation then decompose it into smaller parts to create a storyboard with simple characters.
  • Make small changes to the models to ensure a smooth animation and delete unnecessary frames.
  • Add effects such as extending parts and titles.
  • Provide helpful feedback to other groups about their animations.


Computing in Year 4- Skills Showcase: HTML (Spring Term 2)

(Cross-curricular link: English)

Pupils who are secure will be able to:

  • Add text between the heading and paragraph tags.
  • Easily activate the goggles to investigate a web page.
  • Explain how they altered the HTML to create their own posters.
  • Change the colours and sizes of their object elements. Explain how they created their story.
  • Adapt the basic elements of a story within a web page using the ‘Inspect Elements’ tool.
  • Change an image within a web page and create their own news story, replacing the text and images of a webpage.


Computing in Year 3- Programming: Scratch (Spring Term 2)

(Cross-curricular links: English & Music)

Pupils who are secure will be able to:

  • Explain what some of the blocks do in Scratch.
  • Explain what a loop is and include one in their program.
  • Suggest possible additions to an existing program.
  • Recognise where something on screen is controlled by code.
  • Use a systematic approach to find bugs.
  • Explain what an algorithm is and its purpose.


Computing in Year 2- We are Researchers: Researching a topic (Spring Term 2)

(Cross-curricular links: History, Literacy and PSHE & C)

E-Safety: The pupils considered how to stay safe while researching online, and showed respect for other’s ideas and intellectual property by citing their sources, and using licensed images. Safe search filters were in place for using Google or Bing and school internet access was filtered.


Computing in Year 1- Creating Media: Digital Imagery (Spring Term 2)

(Cross-curricular links: Literacy, Art & RE)

Pupils who are secure will be able to:

  • Plan a pictorial story using photographic images in sequence.
  • Explain how to take clear photos.
  • Take photos using a device.
  • Edit photos by cropping, filtering and resizing.
  • Search for and import images from the internet.
  • Explain what to do if something makes them uncomfortable online.
  • Organise images on the page, orientating where necessary.


Computing in Year 6- Data Handling 1: Big Data 1 (Spring Term 1)

(Cross-curricular links: Science, PSHE & C & Maths)

Pupils who are secure will be able to:

  • Understand why barcodes and QR codes were created.
  • Create (and scan) their own QR code using a QR code generator website.
  • Explain how infrared can be used to transmit a Boolean type signal.
  • Explain how RFID works, recall a use of RFID chips, and type formulas into spreadsheets.
  • Take real-time data and enter it effectively into a spreadsheet.
  • Presenting the data collected as an answer to a question.
  • Recognising the value of analysing real-time data.
  • Analyse and evaluate transport data and consider how this provides a useful service to commuters.


Computing in Year 5- Programming 1: Music (Spring Term 1)

(Cross-curricular links: Music & English)

Pupils who are secure will be able to:

  • Iterate ideas, testing and changing throughout the lesson. Explain what the basic commands do.
  • Explain how their program links to the theme. Include a loop in their work. Correct their own simple mistakes.
  • Explain their scene in the story. Link musical concepts to their scene. Include a repeat and explain its function to enhance music.
  • Code a piece of music that combines a variety of structures. Use loops in their programming.
  • Recognise that programming music is a way to apply their skills.


Computing in Year 4- Creating Media: Website Design

(Cross-curricular links: English and PSHE & C)

 Pupils who are secure will be able to:

  • Use most of the tabs (e.g. insert, pages, themes) on Google Sites on their website.
  • Create a clear plan for their web page and begin to create it.
  • Create a professional looking web page with useful information and a clear style, which is easy for the user to read and find information from.
  • Create a clear plan by referring back to their checklist.
  • Create four web pages with a range of features on their website.


Computing in Year 3- Computing systems and networks 3: Journey inside a computer (Spring Term 1)

(Cross-curricular links: English & DT)

 Pupils who are secure will be able to

  • Recognise inputs and outputs and that the computer sends and receives information.
  • Explain that the parts of a laptop work together and the purpose of each part.
  • Explain what an algorithm is.
  • Suggest what memory is for inside a computer.
  • Make comparisons between different types of computer.


Computing in Year 2- We are Detectives: Collecting Clues (Spring Term 1)

(Cross-curricular links: English)

E-Safety: The pupils learnt about some of the risks associated with email. They learnt that attached files can contain viruses or other harmful programs, that email addresses and embedded links can be ‘spoofed’, and that ‘spam’ is a common problem. 


Computing in Year 1- We are Collectors: Finding images using the web  (Spring Term 1) 

(Cross- curricular links: Geography, Maths and English)

E-Safety: The pupils worked with the web and searched for images, they needed to make sure they used technology safely, as well as showing respect for others’ intellectual property through observing copyright conditions. The pupils were taught to turn the screen off and let teachers know if they had any concerns over content they encountered.  The pupils were also introduced to the school’s Acceptable Use Policy, if they hadn’t already had this explained to them.

Computing in Year 6- Programming: Intro to Python (Autumn Term 2)

(Cross-curricular links: Art & Maths)

Pupils who are secure will be able to:

  • Iterate ideas, testing and changing throughout the lesson and explain what their program does.
  • Use nested loops in their designs, explaining why they need two repeats.
  • Alter the house drawing using Python commands; use comments to show a level of understanding around what their code does.
  • Use loops in Python and explain what the parts of a loop do.
  • Recognise that computers can choose random numbers; decompose the program into an algorithm and modify a program to personalise it.


Computing in Year 5- Skills showcase: Mars Rover 2 (Autumn Term 2)

(Cross-curricular links: Art, DT & English)

Pupils who are secure will be able to:

  • Create a pixel picture, explaining that a pixel is the smallest element of a digital image and that binary is used to code and transfer this data.
  • Save a JPEG as a bitmap and recognise the difference in file size as well as explaining how pixels are used to transfer image data.
  • Explain the ‘fetch, decode, execute’ cycle in relation to real-world situations.
  • Create a profile with a safe and suitable username and password and begin to use 3D design tools.
  • Independently take tutorial lessons, applying what they have learnt to their design and understand the importance of using an online community responsibly.


Computing in Year 4- Programming 1: Further coding with Scratch (Autumn Term 2)

(Cross-curricular links: Maths & English)

Pupils who are secure will be able to:

  • Understand how to create a simple script in Scratch – be able to change sprite and prevent the sprite from rotating.
  • Use decomposition to identify key features and understand how to decipher actions that make the quiz game work.
  • Understand what a variable is and how to use the ‘say’ and ‘ask’ blocks.
  • Create a variable and be able to use a variable to record a score.
  • Understand what a variable is and how it works within a program.


Computing in Year 3- Data Handling: Comparison cards databases (Autumn Term 2)

(Cross-curricular link: Maths)

Pupils who are secure will be able to:

  • Explain what is meant by ‘field,’ ‘record,’ and ‘data.’
  • Compare paper and computerised databases.
  • Put values into a spreadsheet.
  • Sort, filter and interpret data in a spreadsheet.
  • Create a graph on Google Sheets.
  • Explain the purpose of visual representations of data.


Computing in Year 2- We are zoologists: Collecting data about bugs (Autumn Term 2) 

(Cross-curricular links: Science, Geography and Maths)

E-Safety: The children learnt that when sharing photographs and geo-location information online they need to consider the importance of keeping personal information private; they achieve this by not including names or photographs of people.  They have been taught to respect rules for using digital equipment when out of the classroom, to ensure the equipment is kept safe and that they are not so focused on using it that they become unaware of risks around them.


Computing in Year 1- We are Celebrating: Creating a card digitally (Autumn Term 2) 

(Cross-curricular links: RE and Art)

E-Safety: The children have had the opportunity to search for images on the web and again learnt to use technology safely, switching off the screen if they have any concerns and reporting these to their teacher. They have been taught to respect the copyright conditions associated with third party images they may have used and only to use photos of themselves if appropriate permission is in place.  The children have been taught that if they share their work with anyone, then attention is paid to protect their identity and copyright. 


Computing in Year 6- Computing systems and networks: Bletchley Park (Autumn Term 1)

(Cross-curricular links: History, Maths & Science)

Pupils who are secure will be able to:

  • Explain that codes can be used for a number of different reasons and decode messages.
  • Explain how to ensure a password is secure and how this works.
  • Create a simple website with information about Bletchley Park including the need to build electronic thinking machines to solve cipher codes.
  • Explain the importance of historical figures and their contribution towards computer science.
  • Present information about their historical figure in an interesting and engaging manner.


Computing in Year 5- Mars Rover 1 (Autumn Term 1)

(Cross-curricular links: Maths & Science)


Computing in Year 4- Computing systems and networks: Collaborative learning (Autumn Term 1)

(Cross-curricular links: Maths & English)


Computing in Year 3- Computing systems and networks 1: Networks and the internet (Autumn Term 1)

(Cross-curricular links: Maths, English & RE)


Computing in Year 2- We are Photographers: Taking better photos (Autumn Term 1)

(Cross-Curricular Links: English and Art)

E-Safety: The children learn that once images are posted online, it’s impossible to control what happens to them. Facial recognition software and geotagging mean that those posting images might inadvertently fail to keep some personal information private. The children have learnt how to minimise these risks and what they should do if they have concerns about images they encounter on the web. They have also learnt about what is acceptable and unacceptable to photograph, for example, that it is usually not a good idea to take or share photographs in which children can be identified, or that might reflect badly on the school. 


Computing in Year 1- We are Treasure Hunters: Using Programmable Toys (Autumn Term 1)

(Cross-curricular links: Maths and Geography)

E-Safety: The children have learnt how to use a simple programmable toy safely, as well as showing respect for the work of their peers. Their web access has been supervised and safe practices have been encouraged. Similarly, any filming that has been done with appropriate consent and assent.


Computing in Year 2- We are Games Testers (Summer Term 2)

(Cross-curricular links: English, Maths, Art & PSHE & C)

E-Safety: There are concerns about the violent nature of some games.  Choosing games wisely, including observing PEGI age restrictions and playing in moderation, are aspects of the safe and respectful use of technology that pupils learn about in this unit.  


Computing in Year 1- We are TV Chefs (Summer Term 2)

(Cross-curricular links: English, Maths, DT & PSHE & C)

E-Safety: The pupils learnt how to use digital video cameras safely and to show respect to those they are filming, including recognising the need for consent and assent.  The important of not sharing videos more widely than is appropriate was considered, as was the need to exclude information that might identify individuals from video recordings.  When using the web, pupils learnt to turn the screen off and tell their teacher if they encountered material that concerned them.  The pupils also started to learn about copyright, recognising that they own the copyright in their original work and that this cannot be published or copied without their permission.


Computing in Year 2- We are astronauts: Programming on screen (Summer Term 1)

(Cross-curricular link: Maths)

E-Safety: The pupils let their teacher know if they encounter inappropriate material when they search the web. They learn to observe MIT’s terms and conditions.


Computing in Year 1- We are Story Tellers: Producing a Talking Book (Summer Term 1)

(Cross-curricular link: Literacy)

E-Safety: The pupils learnt to use audio recorders or microphones and audio recording software safely and sensibly. They needed to be aware of copyright material, and show appropriate respect for the owners of intellectual property when using technology.

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Computing in Year 1- We are painters: Illustrating an eBook (Spring Term 2)

(Cross-curricular links: Art and English)

E-Safety: In searching for images on the web, pupils worked initially from a set of carefully chosen sites. They again learnt that they should turn the screen off and tell their teacher if they encountered material that concerned them. 


Digital Kids Show

Year 6 had a fantastic time at the Digital Roadshow on Monday 20th November which was held at Event City. They learned all about staying safe on the Internet, coding techniques and advances in gaming. They also met the stars of Educating Manchester: Jack, Rani and Mr Povey who were lovely!


Online Safety Day– October 2017

Our Enrichment days for 2017/18 were on the theme ‘Safe and Sound’ and on Friday 20th October, we held the first of these days, which focused on ‘Online Safety’. Throughout the day we helped the children to understand more about the digital world that they live in and how to stay safe within it. Some of the storybooks that we used throughout the day included:

  • Digiduck's Big Decision
  • When Charlie McButton lost power
  • Chicken Clicking
  • Webster's Friend
  • Webster's Email
  • Webster's Bedtime
  • Penguin Pig

Many parents nowadays are unable to keep up with how quickly technology is changing and we felt that it was important to also provide something for our parents, so we invited them to join us in the afternoon, for a workshop to learn all about how they could keep their child safe online.

The hour-long workshop delivered by O2 and the NSPCC was a great opportunity for parents to gain skills and knowledge, to understand the internet and technology as children do – from online games and cyber bullying, through to setting up privacy settings and controls – and to help them have the right conversations with their child/ren.

We were delighted to see so many parents attend the event and take away some valuable information.