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Computing

St Anne's Catholic Primary School: Year 6

Our computing curriculum is designed to prepare our pupils for the digital world to enable them to reach their full potential through a broad and inspiring sequence of learning.

The children will have the opportunity to:

  1. Become confident in using code, understand and apply the essential concepts of computer science, including logic, algorithms and data representation, through a variety of ways such as hands-on experiences and real-life contexts.
  2. Analyse problems in computational terms and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems in order to deepen their knowledge.
  3. Effectively use a range of programs to apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, which will allow them to flourish and express themselves in society.
  4. To connect with others responsibly and are competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology, preparing them for becoming members of the wider community.

Year 1

Autumn
  • Introduction to Word
  • Paint
Spring
  • What is Technology
  • Predictions of simple programs
Summer
  • Introduction to algorithms​​​​​​
  • Create simple programs

 

Year 2

Autumn
  • Introduction to PowerPoint
  • Blogging
Spring
  • What is the Internet
  • What are algorithms
Summer
  • create and debug simple programs

 

Year 3 

Autumn
  • Introduction to Publisher
  • Using the Internet
Spring
  • Logical reasoning
  • Sequencing, selection and repetition
Summer
  • Design, write and debug programs
  • PowerPoint (story)
 

Year 4 

Autumn
  • Progression of PowerPoint
  • Using the Internet
Spring
  • Logical reasoning and debugging 
  • Sequencing, selection and repetition. Work with Variables
Summer
  • Design, write and debug programs. Work with controlling physical systems.
  • iMovie
 

Year 5 

Autumn
  • Progression of Publisher
  • Using the Internet
Spring
  • Logical, reasoning and debugging. explanation of what works and why.
  • Sequencing, selection and repetition. Work with Variables
Summer
  • Design, write and debug programs. Work with controlling physical systems.
  • Filmmaking
 

Year 6

Autumn
  • Introduction to Excel
  • Using the Internet
Spring
  • Logical, reasoning and debugging. explanation of what works and why.
  • Sequencing, selection and repetition. Work with Variables
Summer
  • Sketch-up