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Computing

We want all of our children to be confident, safe and respectful users of technology.

The computing curriculum at GVP is based around the Purple Mash learning platform, following their suggested planning structure. This ensures a full, progressive curriculum across digital literacy, coding, understanding technology and e-safety.

We want to develop computing skills that are enhanced by experiencing technology outside of this platform too as we recognise the pivotal part technology plays in children’s lives and so, where appropriate, alternative options are suggested to give a wider learning experience.

We want to model to and educate our pupils on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely. Our wider, knowledge rich curriculum is balanced with the opportunity for pupils to apply their knowledge creatively which will, in turn, help our pupils become skilful computer scientists. We encourage staff to try and embed computing across the whole curriculum to make learning creative and accessible. We want our pupils to be fluent and confident to use a range of tools and software to best express their understanding, and hope by Upper Key Stage 2, children have the independence and confidence to choose the best tool to fulfil the task and challenge set by teachers.

Knowledge Organisers

Years 1 and 2 (KS1)

Cycle A

Coding

Coding 2

Creating Pictures

Effective Searching

Grouping & Sorting

Lego Builders

Online Safety

Spreadsheets

Technology Outside School

Cycle B

Animated Storybooks

Making Music

Maze Explorers

Online Safety

Online Safety 2

Pictograms

Presenting Ideas

Questioning

Spreadsheets

Years 3 and 4 (Lower KS2)

Cycle A

Branching Databases

Coding

Coding 2

Email

Graphing

Online Safety

Simulations

Spreadsheets

Touch Typing

Cycle B

Animation

Coding

Coding 2

Effective Searchng

Hardware Investigators

Logo

Online Safety

Spreadsheets

Writing for Different Audiences

Years 5 and 6 (Upper KS2)

Cycle A

3D Modelling

Coding

Concept Maps

Databases

Game Creator

Online Safety

Spreadsheets

Cycle B

Blogging

Coding

Networks

Online Safety

Quizzing

Spreadsheets

Text Adventures