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Computing

Computing Statement of Intent

Computing teaching at Hylton Castle Primary aims to provide all children with the fundamental skills, knowledge and understanding that will prepare them for the future. As technology is changing everyone’s lives we inspire and equip the next generation to participate in the rapidly changing world understanding why it is used and the importance. Through the teaching of Computing we aim to develop the processes of computer systems, technologies, hardware and variety of software. We also aim to provide the children with opportunities to work through the essential elements and concepts of computer science, programming and data handling as well as building on the children’s research, communication and presentation skills.

We take internet safety extremely seriously, having an E-safety policy that provides guidance for teachers and children about how to use the internet safely. Every year group participates in progressive lessons on e-safety ensuring children know how to stay safe while using technology, online and social media.

Implementation

We believe in an engaging and progressive scheme of work that provides coverage in line with the national curriculum which is implemented across all aspects of our curriculum. Teaching and learning facilitates progression across the key areas of digital literacy, information technology and computer science building on the children’s skills each year. Children have access to hardware (computers, tablets, IPads, Bee Bots) and software that they need to develop knowledge and skills.

Impact

Hylton Castle strives to ensure that every child can become a confident user of technology, while being able to use it to accomplish a wide variety of goals, both at home and in school. They will understand and use subject specific vocabulary and have a secure and comprehensive knowledge of the implications of technology and digital systems by the time they leave our school. This is important in a society where technologies and trends are rapidly evolving.

Computing Progression of Skills

 EYFSYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5Year 6
Computer Science – the study of the foundational principles and practices of computation and computational thinking, and their application in the design and development of computer systemsExplore using algorithms using Bee BotsUnderstand what algorithms are, how they are implemented as programs on digital devices.Create simple programs   Bee Bots   Purple Mash Coding – Chimp levelUnderstand what algorithms are, how they are implemented as programs on digital devices, and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructionsCreate and debug simple programsUse logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs   Purple Mash Coding – Chimp levelDesign and write programs that accomplish specific goals.Work with various forms of input and outputUnderstand 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   Purple Mash Coding – Gibbon levelDesign, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems.Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs   Purple Mash Coding – Gibbon levelDesign, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller partsUse sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and outputuse logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs   Purple Mash Coding – Gorilla levelDesign, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller partsUse sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and outputUse logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs   Children should be able to independently carry out activities.   Purple Mash Coding – Gorilla level
Information Technology – the creative and productive use and application of computer systems, hardware and softwareKnow how to operate simple equipmentShow interest in technological toys with knobs or pulleys, or real objects.To show skills in making toys work by pressing parts or lifting flaps to achieve effects such as sound, movements or new images.Know that information can be retrieved from computers.   Complete a simple program on a computer.To interact with age appropriate computer software.   Recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools.Select and use technology for particular purposes.Use technology purposefully to create, store, and retrieve digital content   Use the software section to support this.Use technology purposefully to organise, manipulate and retrieve digital contentRecognise common uses of information technology beyond school   Use the software section to support this.Use search technologies effectively.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, and present information.   Use the software section to support this.Use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital contentSelect, 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, and presenting data and information   Use the software section to support this.Use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked.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, analysing and evaluating data and information.   Use the software section to support this.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,   Use the software section to support this.
Digital Literacy – the ability of learners to use, express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology with regard to safeguarding and online etiquette. Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for helpUsing a website – E safety.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 technologiesNavigate the web and complete simple searches – E safetyWeb searches at home may be different to school – restriction.Email (purple mash) (keeping information private, safe people to email/open email from) E safety. Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contactEmail/ communication (blogs) – E SafetyWeb searches at home may be different to school – restriction.Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/ unacceptable behaviour. E Safety: use of social media – Facebook, Twitter etc. keeping children safe (personal information/photos, others information, trusted people etc.)Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/ unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contactE Safety: use of social media – Facebook, Twitter etc. keeping children safe (personal information/photos, others information, trusted people etc.)Web searches at home may be different to school – restriction.Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/ unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contactE Safety: use of social media – Facebook, Twitter etc. keeping children safe (personal information/photos, others information, trusted people etc.)

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There is an expectation that children are to learn how operate laptops and tables and to use a variety of software on the computers to help better prepare them for the future. You may find you already use some of these through other subjects.  Computing is not only about coding.

General skills and hardware knowledgeOpen and close programs.Turning computers on/shutting down How to log on and using passwordsDouble clicking to open programmesClosing programs by the crossSaving documents into child shareOpening documents from child share independentlyApply previous skills regularly.Difference between hardware and software (focus on hardware)Difference between hardware and software (ready for work in year 7)
Digital images (photos, paint, animation)Creating pictures in paint changing coloursTake own photosUse a range of simple tools in a paint packageSave pictureTaking own photos – look at picturesUse a range of tools in a paint package / image manipulation software to create / modify a picture to communicate an idea.Manipulate digital images using a range of tools in appropriate software to convey a specific mood or ideaMake a short film / animation from images (still and / or moving) that they have sourced, captured or created (There are activities on purple mash)Make a short film / animation from images (still and / or moving) that they have sourced, captured or created (There are activities on purple mash)Use images that they have sourced / captured / manipulated as part of a bigger project (e.g. presentation
Word Processing Open own word document – knowing where to find it. Type Names – changing font, colour, sizeKey board skills (knowing the location of different keys. Typing – capital letters, punctuation, enter, space bar etc.Using other features on the home tab.More extended typing (e.g. published piece)Extended typing (published piece) to revisit skills taught and introduce others if needed (e.g. pictures, tables etc.), spell check,Extended typing (published piece) to revisit skills taught and introduce others if needed (e.g. pictures, tables etc.), add page numbers,
Publisher  Inserting pictures and making changes to it (e.g. size, borders)Navigating the page (e.g. size of page) Inserting text boxes to typeInserting Word Art and shapes. Making changes to them (e.g. colour, size, orientation, borders etc.)Adding text to shapesApply all previous skills to make a document.
Excel    Inputting data and presentation of it in tablesUsing data to make graphs and chartsApply skills already taught
Power Point  Inserting pictures and adding new slide. Typing in text boxes.Formatting text/picturesAdding slide transitions.  Page design/formatting backgroundUsing animationsAdding hyper linksApply skills already taught

Progression of Vocabulary.

 EYFSYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5Year 6
GeneralComputer, screen, tab, double, press, tap, on, off, open, close, sound, volume, arrow, Laptop, tablet, IPad, buttons, keys, keyboard, mouse,  turning on, shut down, cross, click, program,Battery, power, charger, plug,  save, folder, child share, app, cursor, start menu,open, document, file, Desktop,Motherboard, CPU, RAM, graphics card, network card, monitor, speakers, keyboard, printer, and mouse.Internet, World Wide Web, network, server, Local area network (LAN), Wide area network (WAN), router, network cables, wireless, base 10, base 2, binary, bit, byte, decimal, base-10, denary, digit, gigabyte (GB), integer, kilobyte (KB), machine code, megabyte (MB), nibble, switch, terabyte (TB), transistor, variable.
Online safetyUsername, password, safe,E-Safety, Login, logout, username, password, online, safety, internet, personal information, private,Website, webpage, blog,  email, help, support, navigate, web, search, restrictions,Spoof website, concept map, PEGI rating, report, communication, URL, address, browser,Computer virus, cookies, copyright, digital footprint, identity theft, malware, phishing, plagiarism, spam, acceptable/unacceptable behaviour,Smart rules, reputable, encryption, shared image, citations, reference, social media (Facebook, twitter, tiktok etc.)  Screen time, spoof website,
Coding – Linked to purple mash progressionBee Bot, code, forward, back, left, right, go, stop,Coding, set of instructions, algorithm,  action, background, button, character, code block, code, design, coder, collision detection, command, design mode, input, object, program, properties, scale, stop command, sound, when clicked, when key   Plus all previous  Bug, debug/debugging, repeat, timer,   Plus all previouscontrol, event, it, output, computer simulation, selection, variable,   Plus all previousalert, get input, if, if/else, object, simulation,   Plus all previoussequence,   Plus all previousfunction, tabs,   Plus all previous
Email  Communication, Email, compose, send, report to the teacher, address book, passwordattachment, save to draft, , CC, formatting.   
Digital images (photos, paint, animation)Paint, picture, brush, move, draw, colour, change, photo, camera, take,scroll, drag, pencil, size, shape, fill, rubber,  load, open, view,Palette, edit, change, rotate, crop,Effect, filters, adjustments,Animation, flipbook, frame, onion skinning, background, play, sound, stop motion, video clip, create, Animation, flipbook, frame, onion skinning, background, play, sound, stop motion, video clip,Capture, manipulate, open, find, insert, edit,
Word Processing Word, type, key board, keys, press, space bar, caps lock, font, colour, size, change, bold, italic, underline,Capital letters (caps lock, shift and letter), shift, space bar, entre, punctuation keys, back space, delete, arrow, drop down menu,Home tab, alignment, bullet points, numbers, line spacing, text effects, text highlight,Revisit all previousInsert tab, design tab, pictures, table, column, row, shapes, word art, hyper link, layout, page orientation, columns, spell checkRevisit all previous  
Publisher  Publisher, insert, pictures, edit, size, rotate, boarders, effects,  recolourZoom in/out, text box, scroll up/down,Word art, edit, shapes, orientation,Add, text, format,Revisit all previous  
Excel    Excel, data, input, table, cell,  sort, database, field,Chart, graph, pie, bar, line, x/y axis,Revisit all previous  
Power Point  Power point, insert, slide, picture, image, text box, type,Format, change, edit, text, pictures, slide transition,Design, background, slid show, timings,Animation, hyperlinks,Revisit all previous