What does Computing look like at Hilderthorpe?
At Hilderthorpe Primary School, we follow the national curriculum for computing, using the Purple Mash scheme of work and the Common Sense Media scheme of work for teaching e-safety.
Computing is important to us because it helps us find facts, teaches us how to type and create work. It keeps us safe on the internet and teaches us about our jobs in the future.
Our children will learn knowledge and skills to help them understand how the Internet and World Wide Web is organised, how to harness software and hardware to present work creatively, understand simple coding techniques and how to interact with others and protect themselves in the digital world.
Purple Mash: Key Information
E-Safety: Key Information
While the Internet presents a wealth of games, chat and information for our children, there are many hidden dangers and new types of risk while being online. Our children follow the Common Sense Media scheme. This is a regularly updated scheme which discusses internet security, how to protect from being bullied online and how children should use and evaluate sources of information. Our children have one lesson per half term from Y2 to Y6 and one lesson per term in EYFS and Y1 to discuss issues surrounding personal safety, online security and how we should judge information on the internet. Parents are invited to our e-safety lessons so that you can talk about some of these issues with your children. We also take part in Internet Safety Day annually so that children can be involved with the latest national conversation about current issues.
Teaching for Greater Depth
Links to Real Life
Our children will learn knowledge and skills to help them understand how the Internet and World Wide Web is organised, how to harness software and hardware to present work creatively, understand simple coding techniques and how to interact with others and protect themselves in the digital world. Lessons are linked to inspire children to real life aspirations and careers such as a games designer or computer programmer or coder. Using information technology in wider contexts of other lessons is important to such as using digital cameras.
Skills and knowledge are built upon as the children work on different topics that repeat throughout school. Units of work revise previous skills and teach new ones for children to feel confident about using what they know to increase their learning.
In EYFS, the children become used to the platform through playing games, creating pictures and using digital tools and technology to complete work.
This is built upon in Key Stage 1 where units of work are sequenced so that children begin to use basic paint, word processing, coding and graphing tools as well as games and quizzes to create their work and begin to learn basic vocabulary.
In Key Stage 2, the children use more advanced tools in the same apps to complete their work and build upon their skills learned previously. The sequence of work is designed to build on the previous unit of work. Children who need extra support can be helped through using the previous unit with the same software so that can catch up quickly.