Computing

What pupils are learning about in Computing.
  Year 6 Year 7 Year 8
Autumn 1 Understanding the school network. Introduction to Office 365 and collaboration through Office 365. Create a leaflet about e-safety. Topics covered: social networking, cyber bullying, fake news, age restrictions. Create a website about e-safety. Topics covered viruses, reporting concerns, addiction.
Autumn 2 Multimedia Presentations (A presentation about themselves) Create a leaflet about e-safety. Topics covered: social networking, cyber bullying, fake news, age restrictions. Create a website about e-safety. Topics covered viruses, reporting concerns, gaming addiction.
Spring 1 Creating a spreadsheet (adding formulas, creating graphs). Spreadsheets for a business (costs, revenue, profit) An introduction to text-based programming (Python)
Spring 2 Algorithms Creating a game in Kodu Raspberry Pi – Astro Pi Challenge Databases (creating a database, interrogation – filters & queries). Raspberry Pi – Astro Pi Challenge Spreadsheets (Goal seek and IF statements) Scratch – Space Invaders
Summer 1 Databases (using a database to answer questions, structure of a database) Programming in Scratch (sequence, selection and iteration, use of sub-routines) Binary What is a computer?
Summer 2 E-safety Comic strip Introduction to Python (numbers) Microbits

In an ever-changing world we strive to equip our pupils with the tools they need to move forward with technology.

-Mrs A Higgins

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