Computing

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Computing

Computing at Starbank will help to develop pupils’ understanding of the concepts, practices and perspectives that underpin programming and other aspects of computer science.  Pupils are encouraged to develop a confident and safe approach to Computing and the use of ICT, with the understanding of the capabilities and flexibility of their resources.

We provide opportunities for creative and collaborative project work in which pupils can acquire the information technology skills they will need in their life at home, in further education and places of work. Through our Computing curriculum, we will also help pupils to understand the implications of technology for individuals and society as they become digitally literate.

Computing Curriculum Map

Year 1

Autumn 1
We are Treasure hunters
Programmable Toys/Computer Science
Autumn 2
We are TV chefs
Giving specific Instructions/
Computer Science IT
Computing
Spring 1
We are collectors
Images on the Web
Digital Literacy
Spring 2
We are celebrating
Create a card
Information Technology
Summer 1
We are painters
Illustrating an E Book
Information technology/Digital literacy
Summer 2
We are storytellers
Produce a talking Book
Information

Year 2

Autumn 1
We are researchers
Researching a topic/computer networks
Digital literacy
Autumn 2
We are astronauts
Programming
Computer Science
Spring 1
We are game testers
Exploring how computer games work
Computer science digital literacy
Spring 2
We are detectives
Email and collaboration
Computer Science/Digital Literacy
Summer 1
We are zoologists
Recording data
Information Technology/
Computer Science
Summer 2
We are photographers
Taking, selecting and editing digital images
Information technology

Year 3

Autumn 1
We are Vloggers
Network Managers/
Digital Literacy/
Computer Science
Autumn 2
We are programmers
Programming/
Computer Science
Spring 1
We are bug fixers
Finding and correcting bugs/Computer Science
Spring 2
We are presenters
Filming and editing films/Information Technology /Digital Literacy
Summer 1
We are communicators
Communicating safely on the internet
Summer 2
We are opinion pollsters
Creating Surveys and analyzing results/Information Technology

Year 4

Autumn 1
We are software developers
Creating a simple educational game
Autumn 2
We are musicians
Producing digital music
Computer Science
Spring 1
We are toy designers
Prototyping an interactive toy
Spring 2
We are HTML editors
Editing and Writing using html
Summer 1
We are co-authors
Producing a wiki
Communication
Summer 2
We are meteorologists
Presenting the weather

Year 5

Autumn 1
We are game developers
Developing an interactive game
Autumn 2
We are artists
Creating fusing art and geometry
Computer Science
Spring 1
We are web developers
Creating a web page about cyber safety
Spring 2
We are cryptographers
Cracking codes/
Debugging
Summer 1
We are bloggers
Sharing experiences and opinions – Communication/Collaboration
Summer 2
We are architects
Creating a virtual space. Productivity

Year 6

Autumn 1
We are adventure gamers
Making a text-based adventure game.
Programming
Autumn 2
We are computational thinkers
Mastering algorithms for searching, sorting and mathematics.
Computational thinking
Spring 1
We are advertisers
Creating a short television advert
Creativity
Spring 2
We are network engineers
Exploring computer networks including the internet
Computer networks
Summer 1
We are travel writers
Using media and mapping to document a trip
Productivity
Summer 2
We are publishers
Creating a year book
Communication/collaboration