In Computing, we prepare pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are increasingly transformed by access to varied and developing technology. We recognise that computing is an important tool in both the society we live in and in the process of teaching and learning. Pupils use different tools to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information responsibly and creatively.
They learn how to employ computing to enable access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of sources. Our aim is for all learners in our school to be confident in their use of technology so that they can develop the skills, knowledge and understanding which enables them to use the appropriate resources effectively as powerful tools for learning.
Aims and Objectives
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.
National Curriculum for Computing
Acceptable Use Policy
Computing Yearly Overview
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#OLGHy4 continued to work on Scratch. Children built on their knowledge of using repeat loops to create a program that drew a pattern. Children then tinkered with the code to see if they could get the colour to change and the size of the pattern.
#OLGHy3 continued to explore Scratch. Children investigated how we can use the x and y axis to get a Sprite to move to a specific location on the screen. Children were able to plot their Sprite to move to a certain position and then change costume. @OLGHLiverpool #OLGHcomputing
Yesterday #OLGHy4 continued to create code using Scratch. Children looked at how we can use repeat loops to make it easier when coding. Children then coded a Sprite in Scratch to draw different shapes. #OLGHcomputing @OLGHLiverpool
Yesterday #OLGHy3 continued to explore Scratch. Children we focused on using the Say and Wait blocks to get two Sprites to have a conversation. @OLGHLiverpool #OLGHcomputing
Yesterday #OLGHy4 has been looking at costumes. Children explored what a costume is in Scratch and how we can create code using a repeat loop to animate a Sprite to change costume. #OLGHcomputing @OLGHLiverpool
Yesterday #OLGHy4 looked at why we might use repeat loops in our coding. They then completed some levels from the Star Wars section of Hour of Code. Children needed to debug to try and create the code using repeat loops whenever possible. #OLGHcomputing @OLGHLiverpool
#OLGHy4 Yesterday have been recapping some of the key features of Scratch. After logging in and having some time to familiarise themselves with the website. We then created a simple program using repeat loops. #OLGHcomputing @OLGHLiverpool
Yesterday #OLGHy3 were introduced to Scratch. Children logged in and spent the lesson familiarising themselves with the website. We then created a simple program inserting a sprite and coding it to change costume when the green flag was clicked. #OLGHcomputing @OLGHLiverpool
Yesterday #OLGHy5 continued with their database unit. Today children focused on being able to create different types of graphs from information they've created. #OLGHcomputing @OLGHLiverpool
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