Menu
Home Page

Hever Church of England Aided Primary School

A small school that offers your child outstanding learning opportunities

Computing

Computing at Hever

 

Computing Subject Leader: Mrs J Seymour

 

Computing Curriculum intent

 

The curriculum intent for Computing is to embed an innovative, relevant and challenging Computing curriculum which reflects the everchanging technological world that we live in. It will be engaging and exciting, teaching children the key skills designed to prepare them for their future learning and career opportunities, both as a core subject and immersed within other areas of the curriculum.

 

Computing Curriculum implementation

 

At Hever CEP School, we have produced our own Computing curriculum following collaboration with other schools, whilst ensuring the National Curriculum Program of Study for Computing and the Statutory Framework for Early Years Foundation Stage objectives are covered.  A long-term overview has been produced by the Computing Subject Leader to ensure that the curriculum reflects the current stance regarding Computing and Technology. It is designed to focus heavily on Computer Science whilst using Communication and Animation programs alongside. Furthermore, we will continue to provide the children with opportunities to use office skills within their computing lessons and other subjects to ensure they are developing all vital skills for the future. Our Computing skills will be taught predominantly using Ipads, but also using the Desktop Computers within classrooms on occasion.

 

Cross-curricular opportunities

 

We use computers and other technological aids throughout the school. ICT skills, including word-processing, data handling, modelling of information and the control of devices, are taught both formally and discretely as a means of supporting other areas of the curriculum. The children regularly use the internet to research topics and support their learning whenever it is appropriate. Teachers also make good use of the classroom interactive whiteboards and desktop computers to support and enhance the children’s learning. We also plan to have a GreenScreen in the near future, in order to create exciting scenes and videos using the GreenScreen app!

 

Digital Leaders

 

At Hever CEP School, it is our vision to empower the children to play their role in leading their own learning. As a result, we are extremely proud to present our new Digital Leaders, who will be working with the Computing Subject Leader to promote a love of Computing across the school. Furthermore, they will play a key role as Hever ‘computing experts’, supporting their peers in lessons and within our school Coding Club, as well as trialling and researching a range of coding apps. They will also play their part in raising awareness of how to stay safe on the internet, being advocates for ‘Esafety’ within the school.

 

Internet Safety

 

The school has a strict Internet Protocol so that pupils are able to use the Internet safely. The Kent Learning Zone enables our children to access the Internet via a secure server. Internet Safety is taught discretely, as well as woven through all computing learning.

The National Curriculum:

 

The national 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.

 

Overview for Year 1 & 2

 

  • Understand use of algorithms
  • Create & debug simple programs
  • Use logical reasoning to make predictions
  • Organise, store, retrieve & manipulate data
  • Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate, retrieve
  • Communicate online safely and respectfully
  • Recognise uses of IT outside of school

 

Overview for Year 3 & 4

 

  • Design, write & debug programs to achieve specific goals, including solving problems
  • Use logical reasoning
  • Understand computer networks
  • Use internet safely and appropriately
  • Collect and present data appropriately
  • Use a range of digital devices

 

Overview for Year  5 & 6

 

  • Design, write & debug programs to solve problems
  • Use sequences, repetition, inputs, variables and outputs in programs
  • Detect & correct errors in programs
  • Understand uses of networks for collaboration & communication
  • Be discerning in evaluating digital content
Updated 6th February 2020

Coding websites 

 

https://scratch.mit.edu/ (Scratch)

 

https://hourofcode.com/uk/learn (This has a range of exciting coding games. Some may require Adobe Flashplayer.)

For educational children's games, that will support your child's learning, please click the links below:

 

(logins, where necessary, can be acquired from your child's teacher)

 

Bug Club - https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

 

Khan Maths - www.khanacademy.org

 

Purple Mash - https://www.purplemash.com/sch/heverpri

 

Internet Safety Games - http://www.childnet.com/young-people/primary

 

A range of different learning games - http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/

 

 

Top