Computing Intent at Holy Family
At our school we want our children to be active participants in a digital world by fostering children’s thirst for new experiences. Through teaching computing, we will build on prior learning and equip our children to be resilient in the ever changing technology world. Children will be independent and collaborative learners and learn how to use technology responsibly and safely to develop their love for computing in future life.
In Year One, programming begins using simple maps like in the picture, and children use directional language such as forwards, backwards, left and right, to navigate the map.
Year 5 have been learning different ways of communicating secret information. We really enjoyed making our own ciphers and sending messages using Semaphore. We also learnt how to send messages using Morse code.
In Year 4, the children have been looking at Iprogram Unit 2 in Computing. The children have been working collaboratively to use the software Turtle Art to make their own algorithms. The children have been creating and testing different sequences of statements to see if they can get their turtle to move. The children have been using vocabulary such as: angle, sequence, forward, backwards, left, right and degrees.
In Year 2, we have looked at how computers have developed over time. We spent time looking at the World's first computer, which was the size of a room!
Year 6 learnt all about staying safe on the internet including how to use devices efficiently and safely, potential dangers children need to be aware of, disclosing personal information and staying SMART on the internet.
Year 6 have been learning about e-safety through their computing topic, iSafety. Take a look at some of their amazing work showing their understanding about how to stay safe online.