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Computing

Welcome to our Computing page. Please have a look at our Computing rationale. 

Computing at Priestsic

At    Priestsic, we  equip our children with the skills to  be computer  literate by the time they leave   us. We   do   this by entwining the three strands of computing; computer science, information  technology and digital literacy, throughout our curriculum. We   aim for all children to  have   the skills needed to  become active   citizens of a  digital world.

 

In  Foundation   and Key Stage 1, children are  taught to   create simple programs, with plugged in and unplugged devices, and debug them when errors   arise, understand simple algorithms and can use technology safely and respectfully. We  teach our children about being safe  online in an ever-growing online world.

 

In   Key Stage 2, children build on  their  skills by designing, writing and debugging programs that accomplish a   set goal. They develop   an understanding of computer networks, both locally, accessing and saving files, and worldwide using the internet. Children are    taught to use the internet safely, to  research topics and evaluate the effectiveness of digital content. Throughout the wider curriculum, children have    the opportunity to present their work     using a  range    of programs.

Safer Internet Day

We all explored the theme of taking control of our digital lives, exploring our online identity with the tag line 'Free to be Me'. We explored stories, took part in activities and games and watched clips online to develop our understanding of being safe online. 

Crumble Boards

Upper Key Stage 2 have been applying our coding skills using crumble boards. 

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Google Be Internet Legends

 

We were very lucky to have an assembly by Google’s Be Internet Legends team, who enthused and taught Key Stage 2 about staying safe online. 

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Computing throughout the school
 

Here are examples of how we use technology through school as part of our computing curriculum. 

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PCSO Visit 

Key stage 2 were visited by our local PCSO to learn about online safety.

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Scratch 

Year 5 have started exploring the new Scratch 3 programme making sprites talk to each other and ask a question to the user! We even explored the new translate feature talking to each other in different languages. 

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Virtual Reality 

 

Prime VR worked with Years 4 and 5 to  demonstrate how virtual reality can bring the curriculum to life.

 

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