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Catholic Primary School

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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.  

Year 1 - iProgram

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.


Year 4 - Iprogram Unit 2

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. 

Year 2- ipublish

Year 3 - iConnect

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 2 Safer Internet Day

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Year Two took part in numerous, different activities for Safer Internet Day. For the first activity the children had to sort information into personal information that should be kept private, and offline and information that is safe to share online. They sorted information such as date of birth, a photo of your food, etc. We then discussed why certain information should be kept private and why other information is safe to post online. The next activity was called relationship rings. This was an opportunity for children to reflect on the different relationships that they can have in their lives and the degree of the trust that might be placed in each relationship. The next activity was called who helps you? The children had to draw who they would go to if they needed help with anything online. Once they finished drawing their trusted adults they labelled and explained why they are trustworthy. In our final activity we displayed our creativity skills. The children imagined they are creating their own user for a magic castle game. They had to create an avatar, username and password for the game. We discussed why using an avatar and a nickname as a username is safer than using a real photo of ourselves or our real name.

Reception children learning all about Internet Safety.

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 - E-safety

Staying Safe Online

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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.