Computing

What pupils are learning about in Computing.
  Year 6 Year 7 Year 8
Autumn 1 Understanding the school network. Introduction to Office 365, the Pupil Intranet & collaboration through Office 365. Design & create a leaflet about online safety. Topics covered: social networking, cyber bullying, fake news, age restrictions. Design & create a website about online safety. Topics covered viruses, reporting concerns, addiction.
Autumn 2 Multimedia Presentations (A presentation about themselves). Create a leaflet about e-safety. Topics covered: social networking, cyber bullying, fake news, age restrictions. Spreadsheets – Gangsta Zoo (Goal Seek and IF statements).
Spring 1 Creating a spreadsheet (adding formulas, creating graphs). Spreadsheets for a business (costs, revenue, profit). Designing and creating a database.
Spring 2 Databases (using a database to answer questions, structure of a database). Databases (creating a database, interrogation – filters & queries). Binary. What is a computer?
Summer 1 Programming with Oh-bot. Databases (creating a database, interrogation – filters & queries). Python – text-based programming.
Summer 2 Online Safety – Be Internet Legends. Programming in Scratch (sequence, selection and iteration, use of sub-routines). Scratch – Space Invaders.

In an ever-changing world we strive to equip our pupils with the tools they need to move forward with technology.

-Mrs A Higgins

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