Blair Peach Computing Curriculum Statement
Children at Blair Peach Primary School have access to a wide range of computing equipment. There are two Computing Suites, pupil iPads in KS1 and KS2. There are also video cameras, Log-boxes and Pro-bots. The Computing Curriculum is taught around a tight focus on e-Safety. All Year groups commence their learning with this unit and this is reinforced with additional time during e-Safety week in February. Every year, pupil surveys, parent surveys and parent workshops give a unified, layered approach, to a modern concern facing all families.
Blair Peach teaching of the new Computing Curriculum, tackles Computer Science using Scratch and Digital Literacy in the classroom with iPads. Our children are taught how to access information, evaluate its suitability, store it, share it with others and tailor it to meet their own needs.
A Computing Club is run, with specially selected girls and boys from across the school. They get the opportunity to tackle new programs, Apps and ways of working first, before being rolled out across the school.
Blair Peach aims to ensure that pupils become equipped to use information technology to create programs. They will become digitally literate and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
During E-Safety week in February 2017 week children took part in lots of exciting events
Tuesday 7th February – E-Safety day
Parent E-Safety Workshops
9.00am Rec, Y1, Y2
2.30pm Year 6 (pupils and parents)
Wednesday 8th February
2:30pm Y3, Y4, Y5
Wednesday 8th February
From Machu Picchu to Antarctica to the International Space Station
Google Expeditions: Field trips to virtually anywhere
– Where will your child’s class explore?
Friday 10th February
E-Safety Assembly by year 6 pupils
Pupil questionnaires will be completed during school time
Parent questionnaires to complete using this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZSYSCD6
Also available on the school website. Please complete by: end of e-Safety week Fri 10th Feb
Examples of work:
Year 4 – They made their own websites about South Africa and Charlie and the Chocolate factory using Google Sites
Year 5 – The children enciphered and deciphered several codes like Morse, Semaphore and Caesar.
Year 6 – They used Scratch to program their own racing games
Year 6 – In the final half term, they explored many APPS on the iPads including a Mindmapping one to plan a story