Computing

Computing touches every part of modern life and it is important that our children are taught how to control and use these tools and, importantly, how to use them safely.

Phase 1 (Years 1 and 2)

Term

Cycle A

Term

Cycle B

T1

 

Getting Started

  • Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
  • Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
  • Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private

T1

 

What is a computer?

  • Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
  • Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content

T2

 

Word Processing

  • Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
  • Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content

T2

 

Algorithms Unplugged (mapping)

  • Understand what algorithms are, how they are implemented as programs on digital devices, and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions
  • Create and debug simple programs
  • Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs plugged

T3

 

Digital Imagery

  • Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
  • Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content

T3

 

Scratch Jr

Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs

  • Create and debug simple programs

T4

 

Programming: Beebot

  • Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
  • Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs

T4

 

Algorithms and debugging

  • Understand what algorithms are, how they are implemented as programs on digital devices, and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions
  • Create and debug simple programs
  • Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs

T5

 

 

 

 

Stop Motion

— TBD— waiting for Kapow upload

T5

Rocket to the Moon

  • Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content

T6

 

Introduction to Data

  • Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content

T6

 

International Space Station

—Coming Soon

 

Phase 2 (Years 3 and 4)

Term

Cycle A

Term

Cycle B

T1

Topic: What’s cool about Brixton? 

Journey Inside a Computer

  • Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
  • Use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output
  • Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information

 

 

T1

Topic:

The Vikings 

Emailing

  • Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web, and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration
  • Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly

 

T2

Topic: Who was the cruellest monarch?

 

Programming: Scratch

  • Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
  • Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts

 

 

 

 

 

T2

Topic: Local Study  

Networks

  • Understand computer networks, including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the World Wide Web, and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration
  • Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information

 

T3

Topic: Where can we find the tastiest chocolate?

 

The Internet

  • Understand computer networks, including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the World Wide Web, and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration

 

 

 

T3

Topic: Trains, Planes and Automobiles   

How the Internet Works

—Coming Soon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T4

Topic: Why did the Egyptians rock?

Website Design

  • Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration
  • Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact

T4

Topic: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle  

Top Trumps Databases

—Coming Soon

T5

Topic: How do we get to Timbuctoo? (mapping

HTML

  • Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems
  • Solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts

 

T5

Topic: What were the Earliest Civilisations? (Greeks)  

Website Design and Blogging

—Coming Soon

 

T6

Topic: Whole School – ? 

Collaborative Learning

  • Understand computer networks, including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the World Wide Web, and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration
  • Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact
  • Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information

 

T6

Topic: Whole School – The Windmill 

TBD

-  Kapow has ‘weather and the water cycle’  unsure if this will leave year 5/6 in a pinch.


Phase 3 (Years 5 and 6)

Term

Cycle A

Term

Cycle B

T1

Topic: Where do we come from? (immigration) 

Sonic Pi

  • Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals
  • Use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs

 

T1

 Topic: Who am I? (Stone Age / Iron Age) 

Big Data 1

  • Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration

T2

Topic: Crime and punishment 

 

Intro to Python

  • Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals
  • Use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs

 

T2

Topic: Local Study

Big Data 2

  • Co2/1.4: Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world-wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration

T3

Topic: What happened to the Dodo? (endangered animals)

Online Safety

  • Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information
  • Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact

 

T3

Topic: Time Travellers/ Aztecs 

Mars Rover 1

  • Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world-wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration
  • Use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content

T4

Topic: Who turned out the lights? (WW2)

Bletchley Park 1

  • Solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
  • Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
  • Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact

 

 

 

 

T4

Topic: Water Works (Rivers)

Mars Rover 2

  • Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world-wide web, and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration

 

 

T5

Topic: What’s the lay of the land? (mapping) 

Bletchley Park 2

  • Use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content
  • Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information

T5

Topic: What did the Romans ever do for us? 

Search Engines

  • Use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content
  • Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) to create content that accomplishes given goals, including collecting data and information

T6

Topic: Whole School Topic 

Micro:bit

  • Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs

 

T6

Topic: Whole School Topic

 Skills Showcase

—Coming Soon

 At Sudbourne, equipment such as iPads, digital cameras, Beebots, Probots, Easispeaks, video cameras, animation kits, webcams and digital microscopes are used to enhance the teaching and learning of computing and technology across the curriculum.

Weekly focus sessions in our computing suite are used to teach the basic skills and computer science programming objectives from the new curriculum.  Skills such as coding, de-bugging, blogging and creating video animations are all taught using the computers, iPads and laptops.

At Sudbourne, we acknowledge the need to ensure that all pupils are responsible and safe users of the World Wide Web and other communication technologies.  By doing this, the school offers a safe online environment through filtered internet access provided by London Grid for Learning (LGFL), children are regularly taught about safety and online issues and once a year we provide a whole school safety event for pupils and parents.

We now have a talented team of digital leaders who have been recruited from Year 5, to support the learning of computing and technology at Sudbourne.  Their role is to assist the use of technology across the school with tech support, training and professional development for pupils and staff.