We provide the pupils within the Federation with and exciting, dynamic and relevant computing curriculum. The Federation uses the latest software on both the Apple Mac and Chromebook platforms. E-Safety is considered closely throughout our curriculum to ensure that pupils remain safe online and have the tools they need to become competent digital citizens throughout their lives. An outline of the current (2014) National Curriculum can be found below.
Key Stage One:
Pupils should be taught to:
Key Stage Two
- Understand what algorithms are, how they are implemented as programs on digital devices, and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions
- Create and debug simple programs
- Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
- Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
- Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
- 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 technologies
Pupils should be taught to:
- Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
- Use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output
- Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
- Understand 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
- Use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content
- 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 collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information
- Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.
Low Road and Windmill Music Federation uses a bespoke Computing Scheme of work based on the online software Purple Mash as well a range of technology such as IPads and Bee Bots. Children access a rich curriculum including exposure to Information Technology, Computer Science and Digital Literacy. Technology is used across the curriculum to ensure the children can use it for varied purposes and demonstrate the skills needed to ensure their future successes.
Low Road and Windmill Music Federation Long Term Computin Plan can be found below.
Our E-Safety information can be found under the E-Safety tab above. (Statutory Information >> E Safety)
Some Useful Websites.
(The Music Federation is not responsible for content on external websites below)
A useful website for children to explore coding and writing algorithms.
All children have a login and can use a number of programs within the safe context of the Purple Mash Program.
Low Road: https://www.purplemash.com/sch/lowroad-ls10
A great website where children can complete a number of coding ‘challenges’, some based on popular games such as ‘Flappy Birds’.