Computing


Computing

At Westcliff Primary Academy, we aim for our children to confidently and independently use and apply information technology skills to support and extend their learning.  We develop a culture where the use of ICT becomes second nature to our pupils, thus ensuring they are ready and able to embrace the technological advances of the future.
Children in all key stages have access to iPads and laptops - we have recently replenished resources so that every child in school has access to a device at any time. The children are taught using interactive whiteboards, visualisers, digital cameras, iPods, voice recorders, and numerous other technologies. Each class uses class dojo and this is where they share information about their week.


 

There is a key emphasis on learning skills for computing; these will include programming, debugging and exchanging information.  Our children are taught how to access information, evaluate its suitability, store it, share it with others and tailor it to meet their own needs.

Digital Literacy is a big part of the curriculum, with children learning how to use ICT safely – at regular points throughout the year children undertake online safety sessions on topics such as cyberbullying or keeping information safe.

Being a Computer User at Westcliff Primary Academy

A Year 1 Computer User

A Year 2 Computer User

A Year 3 Computer User

A Year 4 Computer User

A Year 5 Computer User

A Year 6 Computer User

Algorithms and programming

  • I create a series of instructions.
  • I plan a journey for a programmable toy.

Information technology

  • I create digital content.
  • I store digital content.
  • I retrieve digital content.
  • I use a website.
  • I use a camera.
  • I record sound and play back.

Digital literacy

  • I use technology safely.
  • I keep personal information private.

 

Algorithms and programming

  • I use a range of instructions (e.g. direction, angles, turns).
  • I test and amend a set of instructions.
  • I find errors and amend. (debug)
  • I write a simple program and test it.
  • I predict what the outcome of a simple program will be (logical reasoning).
  • I understand that algorithms are used on digital devices.
  • I understand that programs require precise instructions.

Information technology

  • I organise digital content.
  • I retrieve and manipulate digital content.
  • I can navigate the web to complete simple searches.

Digital literacy

  • I technology respectfully.
  • I know where to go for help if I am concerned.
  • I know how technology is used in school and outside of school.

 

Algorithms and programming

  • I design a sequence of instructions, including directional instructions.
  • I write programs that accomplish specific goals.
  • I work with various forms of input.
  • I work with various forms of output.

Information technology

  • I use a range of software for similar purposes.
  • I collect information.
  • I design and create content.
  • I present information.
  • I search for information on the web in different ways.
  • I manipulate and improve digital images.

Digital literacy

  • I use technology respectfully and responsibly.
  • I know different ways I can get help if I am concerned.
  • I understand what computer networks do and how they provide multiple services.
  • I discern where it is best to use technology and where it adds little or no value.

 

Algorithms and programming

  • I experiment with variables to control models.
  • I give an on-screen robot specific instructions that takes them from A to B.
  • I make an accurate prediction and explain why I believe something will happen (linked to programming).
  • I de-bug a program.

Information technology

  • I select and use software to accomplish given goals.
  • I collect and present data.
  • I produce and upload a podcast.

Digital literacy

  • I recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour using technology.

 

Algorithms and programming

  • I combine sequences of instructions and procedures to turn devices on and off.
  • I use technology to control an external device.
  • I design algorithms that use repetition & 2-way selection.

Information technology

  • I analyse information.
  • I evaluate information.
  • I understand how search results are selected and ranked.
  • I edit a film.

Digital literacy

  • I understand that you have to make choices when using technology and that not everything is true and/or safe.

 

Algorithms and programming

  • I design a solution by breaking a problem up.
  • I recognise that different solutions can exist for the same problem.
  • I use logical reasoning to detect errors in algorithms.
  • I use selection in programs.
  • I work with variables.
  • I explain how an algorithm works.
  • I explore ‘what if’ questions by planning different scenarios for controlled devices.

Information technology

  • I select, use and combine software on a range of digital devices.
  • I use a range of technology for a specific project.

Digital literacy

  • I discuss the risks of online use of technology.
  • I identify how to minimise risks.