Computing

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We believe in giving all children a chance to discover technology and all the possibilities it brings with it. It is crucial that all pupils gain the confidence and skills which they need in this subject to prepare them for the challenges of a rapidly developing and changing technological world. Our curriculum aims to ensure that pupils understand and apply the fundamental principles of computer science, including logic, algorithms and data representation.They also have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs and are taught  to understand computer networks including the internet and the World Wide Web, and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration. Pupils also learn how to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly and to recognise acceptable/unacceptable beahiour and how to report concerns.

I.C.T. lessons are taught in our specialist suite, which is part of our Discovery Zone, for all year groups from Nursery upwards.All KS1 and KS2 classrooms have four laptops as well as the class computer and interactive whiteboard. Children learn Key I.C.T. skills from mouse skills to programming and creating their own movies.They can later use these skills in their lessons when working on laptops in class, in after school clubs or at home preparing projects as part of their homework.All classes have the opportunity to use a bank of  30 Ipads so that every child can access I.C.T.  to support their learning including reading books and playing Maths games.

IMG 3456The school also teaches the children to use different forms of I.C.T. As part of their learning children use Easispeak microphones to record anecdotes and interviews.In the Early Years and KS1 Storyphones are used to foster children's love of books and  listening skills. We also have sets of programmable Bee-Bots to support children's early Maths development and programing skills.

Below is our curriculum overview for Computing from September 2020.

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Year 1

We are Treasure Hunters - BeeBot programming

Busy Things Beard Man Coding

We are Celebrators - Our School, Our World

We are Storytellers

We are Collectors

 Espresso coding 1b

Year 2

2-Create a Story - Super story

Animation

We are Games Testers - Scratch explaining an algorithm

We are Researchers

Famous People - Florence Nightingale

Scratch Junior CLC

Catching Game - Healthy Eating 2DIY

Espresso coding 2a and 2b

Animation on Litter / Deforestation

 

Year 3

Prehistoric Unit 

Google slides and AR Research

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We are Presenters - Rocks and Fossils animation on how fossils are formed

Espresso Coding 3a

 Scratch Coding Bk 1

Animation:Sequencing growth of a plant

Espresso Coding 3b

Year 4

Water Cycle- animation

Powerpoint

Edison Robots CLC Logo

Espresso Coding Unit 4a

Scratch Bk 2 Coding

Espresso Coding Unit 4b          

HTML Unit 1 Creating a web page

Year 5

Espresso Coding unit 5a

Video editing

Greek art slideshow CLC 

Espresso Coding unit 5b

Robotics - CLC

Powerpoint on Farming

Kodu  Programming- developing a game

  

Year 6

Kodu Programming

Coding Bk 3

Espresso Coding Unit 6a

Google Forms Electricity Quiz

Code Breakers (Barefoot)

Espresso Coding Unit 6b

APP Maker - London Tourism

CLC Visit

HTML CREATING WEB PAGES UNIT 2/3


                           
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                                                                 THE DISCOVERY ZONE

Computing lessons take place in our Discovery Zone. The computers are also available for use by children during their lunch break and after school.

What Have Children Been Learning?

We have strong links with the Camden Learning Centre. Classes spend time there programming Robots and Lego models. 

Year 6

Children learned how to create a functioning robot!

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USING ANIMATION SOFTWARE IN YEAR 4

Year 4 children took part in  Microscopic Creatures, a Science, Art and Animation workshop. Inspired by the world of bacteria, fungi and viruses, the children created microbes from mixed craft materials, before bringing them to life with stop-motion animtion software.

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