Computing

What does Computing look like at St Teresa of Lisieux?

Here at St Teresa of Lisieux Catholic Primary we are subscribed to the award winning computing software Purple Mash.

Purple Mash is a tool that is used to enhance the learning of your child in every area of the curriculum.

Every child in Key stage 1 and 2 has been give their own login details to access the resources both in school and at home.

At our school teachers use Purple Mash to support our teaching of the computing curriculum and also to support our creative curriculum throughout the year and to ensure that computing in embedded throughout the curriculum.

Intent

The national curriculum for ICT has evolved into ‘computing’. The new computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity while developing deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems.

The three main strands within computing are computer science (CS), information technology (IT) and digital literacy (DL). The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

Implementation

Computing Across the curriculum

At our school we use ICT to enhance learning for all children as a tool to support all aspects of our work in school.

We have invested in;

Times Tables rock stars for key stage 1 and 2

Maths seeds Year 1

Spelling shed KS 1 and 2

Reading eggs Year 1 and 2

Reading Plus Key stage 2

See Saw is an app that is used by both staff and children to record their work/activities as evidence.

Progression of Knowledge and Skills in Computing

Primary National Curriculum for Computing

Computing Policy

Impact

Computing (Elm)

Children have been enjoying their weekly computing lessons with Mrs. Forster.  They have been practicing logging into Purple Mash and using the age appropriate software on both iPads and Laptops.
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Safer Internet Day

Today we all worked hard learning about keeping safe online. also our ECadets did an amazing job at delivering todays activity for Safer Internet Day and Mental Health Week.
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Computing (Hazel)

In Computing, we enjoyed using Google Stetchup to create our own 3D models. Look at the cameras we created.
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Computing (Fir)

In computing, we learnt about using yes or no questions to organise things into a binary tree.
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Ecadets (Hazel)

Safe gaming and the PEGI ratings task. Aidan and Ewa did a brilliant job teaching and guiding the children.
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Computing (Sycamore)

Sycamore did an investigation on the amount of time we spend on screens and we talked about the benefits and downfalls of screen time.
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ecadets (Elder)

Our year 5 ecadets have been teaching their class all about safe passwords this week!
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ecadets

Our two  ecadets leading the session with their class all about Safe Passwords.
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Computing (Sycamore)

In our computing lessons we have been learning about how our digital footprints can impact our success with things like job and college applications.
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Computing (Ash Y2)

In our computer lesson today we used 2email in purple mash to send emails to Twanda. She was wanting to know about which celebrations we have enjoyed.
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Computing Y6

As part of our Computing lessons, Sycamore have been creating games on Purple Mash about online safety!
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Computing

In Holly we have lots of fun controlling the Sphero in our computer lesson.
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Year 4 drone filming

Today our bubble combined some geography fieldwork with programming computers with Mr Triggs. They used compass points and coding to tell the drone what to film. Mr Triggs only flew the drone and guided the children to carefully select what to film.
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Computing

This weeks computer lesson we had to login to purple mash and go into science. Here there was a topic on plants and we had to complete a couple of activities based on plants. Activity 1 was to write about plant growth. Activity 2 was plant labelling. Activity 3 was to use the paint package…
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Computing (Ash)

The children in Ash were exploring different tools to create a picture within Purple Mash Unit 1.1.
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Internet Safety

Today we talked about how we stay safe online when we are at school. We all talked about the new ‘Acceptable Use’ policy we have in school and signed our contracts in Maple and Birch class. Do you know how to stay safe online? Our top 5 tips are: 1. Use a fun username instead…
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Online Safety

The children in year 1 have been working on Purple Mash Unit 1.1 Online Safety. The children have logged on to Purple Mash using their own username and password and have created their own avatar.
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Y4 E-Cadets

Our E-cadets set us another challenge in class. We had to think about In-App purchases, PEGI, Connecting with others and Gamification. We learned that eSports is a new type of sport that is growing in popularity. We now know that it is a form of competition using video gaming.
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WEDO lego

WE have learned how to use programmable lego to make machines that operate like robots. Did you get your code finished? Some of us make a snappy mouthed crocodile, some made a football kicking boot. What a great day, full of fabulous visitors.
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Vex Robots

Mr Triggs brought coding robots in for us to work with. Team work was critical. Could you make the robots move? Could you tell them how to pick items up?
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Y4 Ecadets

We needed to find an expert to ask about e-safety so we had a video call with Henry from ECADET headquarters and asked our Ecadets to help us to stay safe on the internet. #alwaysready #internetsafety
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Computing

During our ICT lessons we are learning to log on and off, use purple mash, save our work and how to use computers safely.
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Computing

We have used Purple Mash to look at how we can write for different audiences. We can change the layout, the size and colour of text and insert pictures and captions. We have used Purple Mash to look at how we can write for different audiences. We can change the layout, the size and colour…
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Computing

Year 4 – Computing As part of our Computing curriculum, we have been learning to understand computer networks including the internet and how the internet can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web. We learned how to use search engines effectively and used Google to answer questions ranging from the weather forecast in…
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