Ladypool Primary School

Stratford Road, Sparkbrook, Birmingham,
West Midlands, B11 1QT


0121 464 7002

0121 464 6876

enquiry@ladypool.bham.sch.uk

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Computing

In a rapidly evolving digital world, it is essential that children are provided with the tools to take advantage of technology whilst having the knowledge to keep themselves safe. Digital literacy is fundamental to all aspects of life from studying and employment to leisure. 

At Ladypool Primary School, we provide our children with a thorough Computing curriculum, interlinked with E-safety information. We believe this empowers them with vital skills needed to progress in the 21st Century.

 

Our vision is clear. 

As a school we are committed to:

  • Giving our children access to a range of technologies
  • Teaching children the latest computing curriculum not just ICT skills
  • Enabling our children to see how ICT is used throughout their daily lives
  • Educating our children about the advantages of ICT but also the very real possible dangers associated with Social Networking and computer related crimes (E-safety)
  • Making our children responsible users of ICT
  • Updating skills levels amongst our staff in using technologies
  • Ensuring each child receives a one hour lesson of computing each week
  • Involving all stakeholders in our vision including staff, governors, pupils and parents and the wider community.

Some examples of software pupils use:

  • Scratch and Scratch Jr.
  • Kodu
  • Logo
  • Moviemaker
  • Tux Paint
  • Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Publisher
  • Google blogs and email
  • Hopscotch
 

 

Curriculum map 2016 - 2017

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
Autumn 1 
Using programmable toys
Programming on screen
Programming an animation
Developing a simple educational game
Developing an interactive game
Planning the creation of a mobile app
Autumn 2
Filming the steps of a movie
Exploring how computer games work
Finding and correcting bugs in programs
Prototyping an interactive toy
Cracking codes
Developing project management skills
Spring 1
Illustrating an e-book
Taking better photos
Videoing performance
Producing digital music
Fusing geometry and art
Researching the app market
Spring 2
Finding images using the web
Researching a topic
Exploring computer networks, including the internet.
Editing and writing HTML
Creating a web page about cyber safety
Designing an interface for an app
Summer 1
Producing a talking book
Collecting clues from an email
Communicating safely on the internet
Producing a wiki
Sharing experiences and opinions
Developing a simple mobile phone app
Summer 2
Creating a card digitally
Collecting data 
Collecting and analysing data
Presenting the weather
Creating a virtual space
Creating video and web copy for a mobile phone app