At St Edmund’s our Computing Curriculum offers to equip all pupils with the skills to use technology purposefully and successfully, supporting the needs of our community. Throughout the computing curriculum we endeavour to strengthen communication, with an emphasis on vocabulary skills and spoken skills. Our pupils are given the opportunity to design, create and debug programs, continually communicating this with others, and with a growing independence. This encourages every child to become an independent thinker. As pupils create, evaluate and present their digital content to others, it encourages them to face challenges with perseverance and resilience. At St Edmund’s, we recognise the importance of developing our children’s awareness and safety when using technology. We teach our children to use technology responsibly, particularly online, in order to become safe, active participants in a digital world.
Safer Internet Day
For the week beginning 8th February, St Edmund's children - both at home and in the school bubbles - took part in Anti-Bullying Week and Safer Internet Day.
To see all the activities, look at our Anti-Bullying Week and Safer Internet Day 2021 page: https://www.st-edmunds.salford.sch.uk/curriculum/computing/sid-2022
Be Internet Legends
KS2 enjoyed a Virtual Assembly from the Be Internet Legends. We found out all about the amazing world of INTERLAND, a place which teaches us the skills to stay safe online and be Internet Legends.
Try Interland at home via this link:
Hour of Code 2021
During the Week Beginning: 6th December 2021, children at St Edmund's took part in the Universal Hour of Code celebration.
To see all the activities, look at our Hour of Code 2020 page:
Year 1/2 were very lucky and had a visitor in school to teach them all about Lego Robotics. See more videos and photos on the Lego Robotics page:
Computing in School
Reception have been learning about how to stay safe online. They listened to the story of 'Chicken Clicking' . The children gave some opinions about what Chicken had been doing and listened carefully to how we can keep ourselves safe online.
KS1 have been learning lots about the different sorts of input and buttons they can use. They have used their coding skills to create a code which can make objects move, appear and disappear.
KS1 have started by learning how to switch on the computers and to log on. We are going to be developing our skills by using a mouse and accessing websites.
Year 3/4 have been learning to use block coding to write code to control objects on screen. They have created simple games and devised their own scoring systems.
Year 3/4 have been busy creating a Book Trailer. They made Storyboard planners focussing on which which elements of the book to include on the trailers, and added annotations to plan out our voiceovers, sound effects and use of additional text. The finished product looks fantastic!
Year 5/6 have been learning how computers use numbers to represent things such as how fast things are moving, and where they are.
Year 5/6 have been learning about the automated motor vehicle, Mars Rover. They have explored how and why the Mars Rover transfers data and learned about binary code: understanding how messages can be sent, calculating binary addition and representing binary as text.
Computing in other subjects:
Design Technology - Micro:bit!!
This year we started using something brand new - Micro:bits! They are fantastic, we can code on the chromebooks and then transfer it to the device. Year 5/6 used them during their DT project to make Micro:bit inchworms.
British Values - Democracy
During their work on British Values, Year 6 worked in groups to create their own Political Party, and present their four campaign promises.