Computing Curriculum 

The Ravenstone Computing Curriculum

A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. 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.

Our Vision for computing 

The Ravenstone curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
  • are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology

Computing Curriculum Overview

EYFS

Computational Thinking

Using and Manipulating Technology

Year 1

Programming Toys

Digital Fact File

Story Creation

What’s a computer?

Scratch Jr.

Filming

Year 2

Key Skills

Lego WeDo - Robot Cars

Publishing

Movie Trailers

Comic Book Creators

Scratch

Year 3

Key Skills

Computing Unplugged

BBC Microbit/ Scratch

Animation

Digital Data

Lego WeDo

Year 4

Key Skills

Hopscotch - Game Design

Green Screen News Reports

Networks, the Internet and the WWW

Lego WeDo

BBC Microbit/

Scratch

Year 5

Key Skills

Computational Thinking

Lego WeDo

Interactive Books

BBC Microbit

Stop-Frame Movie

Year 6

Key Skills

Website Design

Digital Art

Lego WeDo

Enterprise and Digital Projects

 

 

Year group skills

Year 1 

Year 2

Year 3

year 4

Year 5 - Coming soon 

Year 6 - Coming soon 

Internet safety 

Our ongoing objective is to ensure that we teach children the skills to stay safe online. We do this through a range of lessons and activities. Some suggested websites are below.

http://www.childnet.com/young-people/primary/skills-school

http://www.digital-literacy.org.uk/Curriculum-Overview.aspx

http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/

https://www.internetmatters.org/schools/primary/

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