Computing

At LDSM, we are on a digital journey! Our old ICT suite has been replaced by new Chromebooks, putting us as pupils and staff on a journey of discovery to get the most out of our new technology.

 

Now in Year 2 of the project, we know how our Chromebooks work and can use a range of basic Google Suite tools; we are now going further into the worlds of research, presentation and coding to maximise everything our portable devices can offer us.

 

We aim for pupils to be: 

  • safe, confident users of technology and for them to become digitally literate. 
  • able to adapt their skills to any platform in a multi-device world.
  • intrigued and excited by the possibilities of technology.
  • able to independently present their ideas using the technology available to them.

 

Emphasis is placed on the development of:

  • Understanding Coding and be able to do basic programming;
  • Communicating through use of word processing, graphics and cameras;
  • Evaluating the plausibility of information on websites;
  • Modelling eg simulation control;
  • Monitoring eg using devices to measure physical changes;
  • Using the internet for research purposes;
  • Knowing the importance of E-safety.

 

At LDSM, we have partnered with Kapow Primary, an exciting new digital education resource for primary children, to trial some of their units using our Chromebooks. We also use the Discovery Coding platform to teach a progression in coding that moves from basic algorithims to more complex variables and functions by Year 6.

 

 

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year 3

Hour of Code

Touch Typing (Practical)

 

Kapow- Journey Inside a Computer (theory)

Discovery Coding 3A

Google Slides

Discovery Coding 3B

Kapow- Scratch

Year 4

Kapow- Collaborative Learning (introducing Google Suite)

Discovery Coding 4A

Touch Typing (Practical)

 

Kapow- What is the Internet (theory)

Kapow- Website Design

Discovery Coding 4B

Kapow- Computational Thinking

Year 5

Google Docs/Slides

Kapow- Mars Rover 1

Discovery Coding 5A

Kapow- Micro:Bit (Y5)

Stop-Motion Animation

Discovery Coding 5B

Year 6

Kapow- Bletchley Park

Kapow- Bletchley Park

Discovery Coding 6A

Stop-motion / Animation

Discovery Coding 6B

Discovery- Python/Web Design

Apple Store trip