St Philip's Catholic Primary School

St Philip's Catholic Primary School
High Street, New Town
Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 5DJ

Tel: 01825 762032  /  Fax:
01825 748706

Computing at St. Philips

Primary education is now moving on alongside our developing world of technology. ICT is now known as computing and aims to develop children’s computational thinking and creativity to help them to understand the changes in the world of technology.

Computing is based around how computers and the computer system work, and how they are designed and programmed.

Aims
The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:

  1. Can understand and apply key elements of computer science. This includes abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.
  2. Can analyse problems through practical experience of writing their own computer programs
  3. Are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information communication technology

How this looks in our school:

Key stage 1

  Year 1 Year 2
Computer science - Instructions 1 Set simple instructions to follow simple routes or series of events Set simple instructions to follow simple routes or series of events. Include controlling screen objects.
Computer science - Instructions 2 Solve problems using programmable toys Write programs to solve problems
Information technology - Modelling Explore real and imaginary situations Navigate and review a range of computer stimulations
Information technology – Presenting ideas Use text, images, sounds, video, animation and music Use text, images, sounds, video, animation and music.
Digital Literacy – Technology in our lives What do we use the internet for? How do we find information? Technology in our homes? How do we communicate? Use of technology in the wider world.
Digital Literacy e-safety e-safety
Handling Data Collect and present data – Simple pictograms and graphs Collect and present data using graphs and branching database.

 

Key stage 2

  Years 3/4 Years 5/6
Computing science – Programming Write programs including repeated loops and the use of “if” commands
Screen turtles scratch, 2DIY, Kodu Lego wedo
Writing programmes using sense and variables
Information Technology  - Handling data Collect data from a variety of sources, present as graphs and branching databases.

Collect data from a variety of sources, present as graphs and branching databases.

Search for databases, collect and prepare for processing

Information Technology  - Multimedia Use a range of tools to present ideas. (Sound, music, video, animation, text, images) Use a range of tools to present ideas. (Sound, music, video, animation, text, images)
Digital Literacy E-safety E-safety
Digital Literacy – Technology in our lives Tools for online collaboration. How does the internet work? How does a search engine work? Tools for online collaboration. How does the internet work? How does a search engine work?

 

Useful links:

www.thinkuknow.co.uk - for resources about E-Safety

www.kidsmart.org.uk - a very helpful website for ICT website