At Queen Emma we recognise the importance of Computing and understand the influence technology has in their current lives and will continue to have in the future. We aim to teach the children to be safe, confident and creative in their approach to computing. The National Curriculum states ‘a high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems.’
As a school, we have chosen the Purple Mash Computing Scheme of Work from Reception to Year 6. This scheme of work includes fun and engaging lessons, and also provides strong cross-curricular links.
The table below outlines the areas of the curriculum and when they will be taught.
By the end of the Foundation Stage, the curriculum states children should ‘recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They select and use technology for particular purposes.’ We give children opportunities to explore technology in fun and purposeful ways.
|Y1||Online safety and exploring Purple Mash. Sorting Pictograms. Lego builders.||Maze explorers. Technology outside school. Animated story book.||Coding. Spreadsheets.|
|Y2||Creating pictures. Making music.||Online safety. Effective searching. Coding.||Coding. Online safety. Effective searching.|
|Y3||Coding. Online safety. Touch typing.||Spreadsheets. Email.||Simulations. Graphing. Branching databases.|
|Y4||Effective search. Audiences.||Coding. Animation.||Internet safety. Spreadsheets. Logo.|
|Y5||Coding. Online safety. 3D modelling.||Spreadsheets. Databases.||Game creator. Concept maps.|
|Y6||Coding||Online safety. Spreadsheets.||Blogging. Text adventures. Networks. Quizzing.|