Computing Information

Year 4 Computing

In the Michaelmas term the focus is on programming, using ‘Scratch’. Pupils will also construct Lego models and program them. In the Lent term, pupils will gain experience with digital music production and creating a simple web page using HTML. In the Trinity term the focus is on researching and developing their collaborative skills. Pupils will also explore data logging and analysis. Throughout the year, links will be made to online safety and pupils will also be working on their ‘Microsoft Office Passport Skills’, whereby they will continue to develop basic skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Year 5 Computing

In the Michaelmas term, pupils will develop an interactive game from scratch, by creating a computer programming. They will also learn how to encrypt and decrypt messages, understand the need for complex passwords and get an all-round understanding of how encryption works on the web. In the Lent term, pupils will explore geometry and art and become familiar with vector graphic packages. They will also create a website on cyber safety, not only learning the skills required to develop the website, but will also develope their research skills to decide what information is appropriate. In the Trinity term, pupils will explore ‘blogging’ and will create a blog themselves. In the second half of this term, pupils will create a VR (Virtual Reality) 3D world, to be viewed using a VR (Virtual Reality) headset. Throughout the year, links will be made to online safety and pupils will also be working on their ‘Microsoft Office Passport Skills’, whereby they will continue to develop basic skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Year 6 Computing

In the Michaelmas term, pupils will plan the creation of a mobile phone app. In the second half of the term, they will focus on developing their project management skills. In the Lent term, pupils will learn to work collaboratively to create a survey, analyse the data obtained from the survey and present their findings. In the second half of this term, pupils will design an interface for an app, building on the work done in the Michaelmas term. In the Trinity term, pupils will take their app planning and design work, previously completed in the Michaelmas and Lent terms and will create a simple mobile phone app using App Inventor. In the second half of the Trinity term, pupils will produce marketing material to advertise the launch of their app. Throughout the year, links will be made to online safety and pupils will also be working on their ‘Microsoft Office Passport Skills’, whereby they will continue to develop basic skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. During the year, pupils will also explore programming & creating basic electronic circuits, using BBC Micro:bits.

Year 7 Computing

Year 7 will follow the ‘Oxford University Press: Matrix Computing – Book 1’ scheme of work. In the Michaelmas term, pupils will explore computational thinking to help solve the problem of designing a simple spam filter. In the second half of the term, pupils will make a simple app for a mobile phone, using App Inventor. In the Lent term, pupils will learn how numbers can be represented in binary and how to convert binary to decimal. In the second half of the term, pupils will make a multiple choice quiz using the Python programming language. In the Trinity term pupils will learn about various hardware and software components and how they communicate with each other. In the second half of the term, pupils will learn how to create and edit a web page in HTML. Throughout the year, links will be made to online safety and pupils will also be working on their ‘Microsoft Office Passport Skills’, whereby they will continue to develop basic skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Year 8 Computing

Year 8 will follow the ‘Oxford University Press: Matrix Computing – Book 2’ scheme of work. In the Michaelmas term, pupils will use search algorithms and sort algorithms to design a route planning system. In the second half of the term, pupils will make an app that could be used by a sports journalist. In the Lent term, pupils will learn how numbers can be represented in binary and be able to carry out simple operations on binary numbers. In the second half of the term, pupils will make software record and store a series of numbers and carry out calculations using these numbers. In the Trinity term, pupils will continue to learn about various hardware and software components and how they communicate with each other. In the second half of the term, pupils will learn how to plan and create the basic structure of a web page. Throughout the year, links will be made to online safety and pupils will also be working on their ‘Microsoft Office Passport Skills’, whereby they will continue to develop basic skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.