Computing

The school is richly endowed with technology, with 60 laptops, 128 iPads and 110 Chromebooks. They use this technology across all aspects of the curriculum as well as having several dedicated ICT lessons every term which focus on computer programming and E-Safety.

As part of the Cornerstones curriculum, the school follows the Barefoot computing curriculum throughout, which covers all aspects of the National Curriculum, including staying safe on line, programming, debugging and all other relevant ICT skills.

 

Computing Curriculum:

Year 1

  Topic Activites Resources
 Autumn 1  E-safety  Stories appropriate to Key Stage One surrounding E-
safety
 Digiduck, Smartie the Penguin
 Autumn 2  Digital Literacy and ICT

Switching a computer on and off; accessing

programmes

 Laptops, iPads, shared folders, internet
browser, Word, Powerpoint
 Spring 1  E-safety

kidSMART – know the SMART rules to stay safe

online

kidSMART

  Computing Science Bee-bots – writing algorithms with flashcards Bee-bot algorithm cards
 Spring 2  Digital Literacy and ICT

Use photos and microphone to report on a trip or

activity

ExplainEverything, Powerpoint, Word,
Google Apps
 Summer 1  E-safety Using the Web safely

BBC Computing KS1 – How Can You Use the

Web Safely?

  Computing Science Creating simple programmes Scratch Jr (iPads)
Summer 2 Digital Literacy and ICT Researching for information independently Google, Safesearchkids website, kidsclick.org

Year 2

  Topic Activites Resources
 Autumn 1  E-safety Stories appropriate to age surrounding E-safety  Digiduck, Smartie the Penguin
 Autumn 2  Digital Literacy and ICT

Word processing and presentation software

Powerpoint, Word
 Spring 1  E-safety Keeping your personal details safe Lee and Kim
  Computing Science Bee-bots – writing algorithms with flashcards Bee-bot algorithm cards
 Spring 2  Digital Literacy and ICT

Use photos and microphone to report on a trip or

activity

ExplainEverything, Powerpoint, Word,
Google Apps
 Summer 1  E-safety Reliability of information found online webfronter.com/rbkc/tomatospider
  Computing Science Creating simple programmes Scratch Jr (iPads)
Summer 2 Digital Literacy and ICT Researching for information independently Google, Safesearchkids website, kidsclick.org

Year 3 

  Topic Activites Resources
 Autumn 1  E-safety

Use SMART rules to create a ‘How to be safe online’

video, poster or presentation

 KidSMART.org
  Computing Science

‘Jam Sandwich’ instructions – clear and concise

programming

Code-it.co.uk/unplugged/jamsandwich
 Autumn 2  Digital Literacy and ICT

Use photos and microphone to report on a trip or

activity using ExplainEverything

ExplainEverything
 Spring 1  E-safety Getting Help

‘The Adventures of Kara Winston and the

Smart Crew’ on childnet.com

  Computing Science Algorithms on iPads or computers iPad – Lightbot and Cargobot
 Spring 2  Digital Literacy and ICT How a network works Code-it.co.uk/netintsearch
 Summer 1  E-safety Judging the reliability of Information online

‘The Adventures of Kara Winston and the

Smart Crew’ on childnet.com

  Computing Science Coding programmes with increasing complexity
(specifically using ‘If’ and ‘When’ statements)
Scratch Jr (iPads); scratchjr.org/teach
(activities 8 and 9)
Summer 2 Digital Literacy and ICT Using the internet to research information and
presenting that information using a variety of
software and apps
Google Docs/Word, Google
Slides/Powerpoint, Explain Everything,
iMovie
  Computing Science

Introduction to Scratch (as opposed to Scratch Jr.)

on computers and iPads

Scratch

Year 4

  Topic Activites Resources
 Autumn 1  E-safety

Use SMART rules to create a ‘How to be safe online’

video, poster or presentation

 KidSMART.org
  Computing Science Flowcharts for algorithms – playground games Code-it.co.uk/unplugged/playgroundgames
 Autumn 2  Digital Literacy and ICT

Use photos and microphone to report on a trip or

activity using ExplainEverything

ExplainEverything
 Spring 1  E-safety Keeping your details safe

‘The Adventures of Kara Winston and the

Smart Crew’ on childnet.com

  Computing Science Algorithms on iPads or computers iPad – Lightbot and Cargobot
 Spring 2  Digital Literacy and ICT Searching the Internet  
 Summer 1  E-safety Meeting people online ‘The Adventures of Kara Winston and the
Smart Crew’ on childnet.com (Chapter 5)
  Digital Literacy and ICT Using the internet to research information and
presenting that information using a variety of
software and apps
Google Docs/Word, Google
Slides/Powerpoint, Explain Everything,
iMovie
Summer 2 Computing Science Scratch programming: changing the colours of
characters and controlling an object to create a
game
Code-it.co.uk/scratch/dressingup
Code-it.co.uk/scratch/smokingcar

Year 5

  Topic Activites Resources
 Autumn 1  E-safety Digital Footprints Kidsmart.org.uk/digitalfootprints
  Computing Science Programming a face The Emotion Machine activity on
teachinglondoncomputing.org
 Autumn 2  Digital Literacy and ICT Using the internet to research topic work Google Docs/Word
 Spring 1  E-safety Reliability of Information on the internet

www.uncyclopaedia (Is the Moon made of

cheese?)

  Computing Science Scratch Programming Code-it.co.uk/csplanning
 Spring 2  Digital Literacy and ICT What is the World Wide Web? Bbc.co.uk/guides/s2nbgk7
 Summer 1  E-safety Social Networking

Keeping Your Information Private on

YouTube

  Computer Science Scratch Programming Code-it.co.uk/csplanning
Summer 2 Computing Science Entering code using text Raspberry Pi

Year 6

  Topic Activites Resources
 Autumn 1  E-safety Overview of online risks ThinkUKnow Cyber Cafe
  Computing Science Spelling and Grammar algorithms Code-it.co.uk/spellingalgorithms
 Autumn 2  Digital Literacy and ICT Using the internet to research topic work Google Docs/Word
 Spring 1  E-safety Compare ThinkUKnow’s ‘Staying in Control’ and
‘Having Fun’ for the range of online activities
Thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/fun/
  Computing Science

Debugging programmes and programmes of

increasing complexity

Code-it.co.uk/csplanning
Scratch Planning (programmes become
more complex as you move down the list)
 Spring 2  Digital Literacy and ICT

Tracing the Internet – how information travels over

the internet and where it comes from

Code-it.co.uk/netintsearch
 Summer 1  E-safety Safe Searching Kidsmart.org.uk/teachers/KS2/lessonplans
  Computer Science

Debugging programmes and programmes of

increasing complexity

Code-it.co.uk/csplanning
Scratch Planning (programmes become
more complex as you move down the list)
Summer 2 Computing Science

Debugging programmes and programmes of

increasing complexity

Code-it.co.uk/csplanning
Scratch Planning (programmes become
more complex as you move down the list)