An outline of the computing coverage at Holden Clough:
The National 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
Key Stage One
Pupils are taught to:
understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions
create and debug simple programs
use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact or other online technologies
Key Stage Two
Pupils are taught to:
design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
use sequence, selection and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output
use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
understand computer networks including the Internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the worldwide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration
use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content
select, use and combine a variety of software (including Internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information
use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact
This year at Holden Clough, we took part in the Emoji Charades challenge as part of Safer Internet Day.
Can you work out what our e-safety messages are...
Year 2 read e-safety scenarios and decide what a child in that situation should do. Always tell a parent or grown up if you feel worried or upset by online content.
Check out our new art work in the computing suite...
A Green Screen journey back to WW2...
Year 5 & 6 have been working together to journey back to WW2 and create a film about life during The Blitz. We used our Green Screen equipment to film several pieces of drama where we explored what it would have been like to live on The Home Front. We then showcased our writing by performing poetry and reading newspaper reports that would feature in our documentary style film.
We all looked fantastic in our authentic clothing and the film that we have produced is fantastic, it will be featured in our assembly next half term!
Safer Internet Day 2016
At Holden Clough, we have been taking part in Safer Internet Day, where schools' across the country have been talking about this year's theme: Play your part for a better internet. We have been looking at how to make sure people are being kind to one another on the internet and what to do if we see something that we feel is nasty or upsetting.
In assembly, we thought about ways that we can make the internet safer for it's 3.2 billion users and in our classrooms, we discussed issues surrounding e-safety by looking at news stories, ebooks and poetry.
Remember: Before you say what's on your mind, ask yourself, is it kind?
You can remind yourselves about some of the key messages from Safer Internet Day by looking at our assembly powerpoint...
Caught in the Web This CBBC Newsround Special discusses some of the key issues surrounding Internet Safety for KS2
A festive iMovie treat...
Some of our Year 6 children have been putting their iMovie skills to good use by creating a spectacularly festive treat for our Christmas Carol Concert!
Year One Pic Collages!
Year One have been using piccollage to record our practical maths work. We worked with our partners to create number sentences using numicon and worked together to make a piccollage to show what we had done.
Year 3 have been using the green screen to film their weather reports.
Year 1 have been learning all about animals. They used an augmented reality app to get a closer look at some very interesting species...