St Edmund's RC Primary School

Queen Street, Little Hulton, Salford M38 0WH

Email:

stedmunds.rcprimaryschool@salford.gov.uk


Tel:

0161 921 1940

Computing

Subject Intent

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. Throughput 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.

At St Edmund's we follow the programme Espresso Coding for our coding modules of computing. 

If you would like to know more about the computing curriculum at St Edmund's, please arrange an appointment with your child's teacher or Miss Rogers, or alternatively follow links on this page to the statutory information. 

Computing Events

Safer Internet Day

On 11th February, St Edmund's supported in Safer Internet Day, together with Anti-Bullying Week.  All of our classes in EYFS, KS1 and KS2 spent time looking at this year's focus: Identity.

Children completed activities which involved lots of discussions to make sure we are all safe online users.

To see all the activities, look at our Anti-Bullying Week and Safer Internet Day 2020 page: 
 

https://www.st-edmunds.salford.sch.uk/curriculum/computing/anti-bullying-sid-2020

Hour of Code 2019

During the Week Beginning: 9th December 2019, children at St Edmund's took part in the Universal Hour of Code celebration.

Taking part in this Universal Event was a fantastic way of seeing the many variants of code activities and recognising the importance of coding all over the world! 

Every KS1 and KS2 class participated in an hour's session engaging with an exciting coding activity:

To see all the activities, look at our Hour of Code 2019 page:

https://www.st-edmunds.salford.sch.uk/curriculum/computing/hourofcode2019

Lego Robotics

Lego Computing! 

Year 1/2 were very lucky and had a visitor in school to teach them all about Lego Robotics. Look at what they did, and see more videos and photos on the Lego Robotics page:

https://www.st-edmunds.salford.sch.uk/curriculum/computing/legorobotics

Computing in School

EYFS

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

KS1 have completed their Coding unit. They used espresso coding and practised their skills in sequencing and working with different variables. 

Lower KS2

Information Technology

Year 3/4 are focusing on the skills of using a search engine and creating PowerPoints presentations. Using their knowledge of their history topic on Egypt, they are crating PowerPoints to showcase their topic and present to the class once complete. 

Upper KS2

Information Technology

Year 5/6 are focusing on the skills of using key words to obtain information on search engines and to use keyboard short cuts to copy and paste research. 

They have been researching and comparing Baghdad (their history topic) to Manchester. Finally, they presented their PowerPoints to the class. 

Computing in other subjects:

Design Technology - Micro:bit!!

This year we started using something brand new - Micro:bits! They are fantastic devices which we can code. We create the 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.

Did you know you can play Rock, Paper, Scissors on a micro:bit? Year 5/6 had a great time coding the micro:bits to do this and then playing against each other. 

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.  They then conducted a democratic vote, to find the most successful party. To create their party presentations, they used the laptops and Microsoft PowerPoint to display their ideas. They enjoyed changing backgrounds, adding special effects and some sound effects!