Computing

At Queen's Hill Primary School we have a clear and simple vision: the children should be online-safe, online-inspired and online-confident.

Computing is an integral part of our everyday life and will play an immeasurable part in our children’s futures.  We will provide all of our children with the skills, creativity and enthusiasm to live and thrive in a world increasingly dependent on computing. As computing technology underpins today’s modern lifestyle it is essential that all pupils gain the confidence and ability that they need in this subject, to prepare them for the challenge of a rapidly developing and changing technological world.

The children have many opportunities to use technology. While all the basics IT skills are covered, eg making a simple Word document, developing typing skills and using Paint programs, the children’s experience soon develops to publishing blogs, exploring stop-frame animation and coding. We believe it gives them all the experiences they need to prepare them for 21st century lifestyles.

The use of Computing also enhances and extends our children’s learning across the whole curriculum as we use an increasing number of digital tools and platforms in many other subject areas.

There are class set laptops and iPads available for at least a slot each week to teach the Computing curriculum so that children get a first-hand experience. Every computer in the school is linked to the school’s filtered broadband connection.

Each child will be able to access the Internet and use the World Wide Web in a safe and respectful way.  They will understand the necessary precautions to take, to stay safe and know where to seek help. Children will also utilise the Web efficiently to enhance their learning of all subjects.

We currently use resources from the The National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE), which is funded by the Department for Education to support our curriculum delivery.

Subject in Action

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Christmas Songs and Snowmen

This week year 1 have performed Christmas song for their grown ups, used a paint program to draw snowmen and learnt the story of Lost and Found. The children are learning the story and planning it out ready to write it independently next week.

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Computing – Making Music

Today, the children learnt how to make music digitally using the Purple Mash program ‘2Sequence’. During the lesson children worked in pairs on ipads whilst exploring, editing and combining sounds using 2Sequence. It was great to listen to what music each pair composed!

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Coding in Year 3

Year 3 have had a great afternoon learning all about algorithms and coding in their computing lesson today!