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Computing

This is an exciting time for computing within schools.  

From September 2014 Northfield Manor we embarked on a new Computing Curriculum.  

It has three prime focus areas:~

Computer science (CS),    Information technology (IT)  and  Digital literacy (DL).

The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation. They look at how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. E.g Beebots – Scratch.

 

Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils will be equipped to use ….

Information technology to use technology purposeful to create programmes, organise and store. They will be able to use search technologies effectively. Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) Create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.

 

Computing also ensures that pupils become …

Digitally literate – Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies e.g. E safety.

 

During our first week we will be focussing on E Safety, which will cover how to keep safe when using the internet and what to do if children see something they are uncomfortable with.

Remember Computing is not just about computers. You can help your child at home by allowing children to take photographs using digital cameras, recording themselves or you. Giving and receiving instructions to complete a simple task, pretend to be a human robot and follow instructions – this can be really fun if you follow the instruction exactly!

We will be updating this page regularly with interesting and fun websites for you to use.  

 

Below are just a few to get you started.

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/hectorsworld/

All about how to keep safe on the internet.

 

www.educationcity.com

– Everyone should have their own individual log on and passwords.  If you have lost them please let your child’s class teacher know.

 

www.topmarks.co.uk

Very useful site with fun games for the whole curriculum.

 

http://scratch.mit.edu/scratch_1.4/

Fun programme for all ages to teach programming skills.

 

 

Aims 

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

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer 
  • science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation 
  • can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience 
  • of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems 
  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar 
  • technologies, analytically to solve problems 
  • are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and 
  • communication technology. 
Purpose of study 
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. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world. 
Key stage 1 
Pupils should be taught to: 
  • understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions 
  • create and debug simple programs 
  • use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs 
  • use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content 
  • recognise common uses of information technology beyond school 
  • use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies. 

 

 

 

 

Key stage 2 
Pupils should be taught to: 
  • design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts 
  • use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output 
  • use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs 
  • understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration 
  • use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content 
  • select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information 
  • use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.

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