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This Weeks Winners are...

  • Nursery
  • Reception
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
  • Year 5
  • Year 6


Computing Leader

Sarah Jarman

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 6

Year 1

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...

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... 

Here's a copy of our information leaflet for parents and carers all about how children can stay SMART on the web...

For more information about Safer Internet Day, you can visit the UK's Safer Internet Centre Website using this link...

Here's some of our Year 1 children explaining what they learnt on Safer Internet Day...

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Look at our e-safety posters...

Year 2 used e-books on Safer Internet Day to discuss staying safe online...

Key Stage Two

A festive iMovie treat...

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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...


DO NOT send your child into school if they have any ONE of the following symptoms: (1) A HIGH TEMPERATURE (this mean they feel hot to the touch on their back or chest) - (2) A NEW, CONTINUOUS COUGH (this means coughing a lot, for more than one hour, or 3 or more coughing episode within 24 hours) - (3) A LOSS OR CHANGE TO SENSE OF SMELL OR TASTE (this means they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal)