St Stephen's Infant School

Striving, Supporting, Inspiring, Succeeding

Lansdown Road, Bristol, Avon, BS15 1XD

01454 866470

enquiries@ststephensinf.org.uk

School Day: 8:50am-3.15pm – all year groups

Computing

At St Stephen’s Infants School, we believe that Computing skills are vital for all learners in the 21st century and will prepare them for a world where developing technology will impact everyday life. The computing and computational thinking skills that we teach will help children to develop their problem solving skills in a range of areas. Computing highlights the importance of trying your best, never giving up and challenging yourself to succeed.

 

Children are taught to be respectful and safe online and be aware of themselves and others in a digital world. Children learn that technology can present itself in many different ways and is used to support other curriculum areas. All children have school and home access to the Purple Mash portal. Purple Mash allows children to complete activities across the curriculum and link skills to different areas.

 

By the time children leave St Stephens’ they are able to:

  • Understand what algorithms are, how they are implemented as programs of digital devices and that programs execute by following a sequence of instructions.
  • Write and test simple programs
  • Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
  • Organise store and manipulate and retrieve data in  range of digital formats
  • Communicate safely and respectfully online, keeping personal information safe and recognise common use of information technology beyond school.

 

EYFS

In the Early Years Foundation Stage, children recognise that a range of technology is used in different places and in lots of real life situations. Children are taught to select different technology for specific purposes and retrieve information to develop children’s interests. Children complete simple computer programs using Purple Mash and have access to iPads.

Year 1

Unit

National Curriculum  link

Online safety and explore purple mash

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.

Grouping and sorting

Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content

Pictograms

Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content

Lego Builders

Understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions.

Maze Explorers

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.

Animated Story books

Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content

 

 

Coding

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

Spreadsheets

Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content

Technology outside school

Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school

Year 2

Unit

National Curriculum  link

Online 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 technologies.

Creating pictures

Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content

Animation

Using 2animate

Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content

 

Create and debug simple programs

 

Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs.

 

Effective searching & Questioning

Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content

 

Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school

Coding

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.

Spreadsheets

Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content

Game design

Using 2DIY3D

Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content

 

Create and debug simple programs

 

Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs

Example animation by Year 2 children 

Examples of game designs in year 2 

Example of branching databases in Year 2