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COMPUTING

At Denbigh, Computing still remains a compulsory part of the curriculum and is taught to pupils at all key stages in both Computing lessons and as part of their cross-curricular studies.  

 

Aims - our curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.
  • Can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.
  • Can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
  • Are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

 

Scheme of Work

We use Rising Stars Switched on Computing.   See table below:

 

Unit

Title

Unit Summary

Computing Programme

of Study focus

Year 1 – Autumn 1

We are treasure hunters

Using programmable toys

Programming

Year 1 – Autumn 2

We are TV chefs

Filming the steps of a recipe

Computational thinking

Year 1 – Spring 1

We are painters

Illustrating an eBook

Creativity

Year 1 – Spring 2

We are collectors

Finding images using the web

Computer networks

Year 1 – Summer 1

We are storytellers

Producing a talking book

Communication/Collaboration

Year 1 – Summer 2

We are celebrating

Creating a card electronically

Productivity

 

 

 

 

Year 2 – Autumn 1

We are astronauts

Programming on screen

Programming

Year 2 – Autumn 2

We are game testers

Exploring how computer games work

Computational thinking

Year 2 – Spring 1

We are photographers

Taking, selecting and editing digital images

Creativity

Year 2 – Spring 2

We are researchers

Researching a topic

Computer networks

Year 2 – Summer 1

We are detectives

Communicating clues

Communication/Collaboration

Year 2 – Summer 2

We are zoologists

Recording bug hunt data

Productivity

 

 

 

 

Year 3 – Autumn 1

We are programmers

Programming an animation

Programming

Year 3 – Autumn 2

We are bug fixers

Finding and correcting bugs in programs

Computational thinking

Year 3 – Spring 1

We are presenters

Videoing performance

Creativity

Year 3 – Spring 2

We are bloggers

Making and sharing a short screen cast presentation

Computer networks

Year 3 – Summer 1

We are communicators

Communicating safely on the internet

Communication/Collaboration

Year 3 – Summer 2

We are opinion pollsters

Collecting and analysing data

Productivity

 

 

 

 

Year 4 – Autumn 1

We are software developers

Developing a simple educational game

Programming

Year 4 – Autumn 2

We are toy designers

Prototyping an interactive toy

Computational thinking

Year 4 – Spring 1

We are musicians

Producing digital music

Creativity

Year 4 – Spring 2

We are HTML editors

Editing and Writing HTML

Computer networks

Year 4 – Summer 1

We are co-authors

Producing a wiki

Communication/Collaboration

Year 4 – Summer 2

We are meteorologists

Presenting the weather

Productivity

 

 

 

 

Year 5 – Autumn 1

We are game developers

Developing an interactive game

Programming

Year 5 – Autumn 2

We are cryptographers

Cracking codes

Computational thinking

Year 5 – Spring 1

We are artists

Fusing geometry and art

Creativity

Year 5 – Spring 2

We are web developers

Creating a web page about cyber safety

Computer networks

Year 5 – Summer 1

We are bloggers

Sharing experiences and opinions

Communication/Collaboration

Year 5 – 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

Year 6 – Autumn 2

We are computational thinkers

Mastering algorithms for searching, sorting and mathematics

Computational thinking

Year 6 – Spring 1

We are advertisers

Creating a short television advert

Creativity

Year 6 – Spring 2

We are network engineers

Exploring computer networks including the internet

Computer networks

Year 6 – Summer 1

We are travel writers

Using media and mapping to document a trip

Productivity

Year 6 – Summer 2

We are publishers

Creating a year book

Communication/collaboration

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