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.|
Information for Parents
E-safety is is taken very seriously by all staff and children at Queen Emma. Please see our E-Safety Policy on our Policies page.
Following our successful E-Safety session with ‘the 2 Johns’ and Safer Internet Day (14.2.17), we have written a guide for parents who are unsure about apps and the internet. Please read through this with your children. Please see below the Later Years E-Safety Parent Guide:
There will be an E-safety Evening taking place in the hall at Queen Edith Primary School on Monday 28th January 2019 at 7pm.
Safer Internet Day is held on 5th February 2019.