Computing skills are taught across the school and are used to enhance teaching and learning as part of our thematic approach. St George’s Computing curriculum is based on the Edison Curriculum but also uses LGFL.
The subject teaches knowledge, skills and understanding across three different areas:
- in computer science, pupils are taught about the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming;
- in information technology, pupils are taught how to use programs and computer systems to create and develop their ideas;
- in digital literacy, pupils are taught how to use online technologies safely, effectively and responsibly.
Look at the progression statements to see what children should learn in each strand each year.
Ahlberg have been practising their ICT skills on BusyThings and making links with phonics.
Supporting computing at home;
There are lots of resources available for you to access at home. See our online safety page for more information and resources on e-safety.
What is an algorithm? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3tbwmn/articles/z3whpv4
Practise your coding skills with angry birds! https://studio.code.org/hoc/1
Early coding in BusyThings (Look at ICT resources) https://www.busythings.co.uk/play/
What is an algorithm? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zs7s4wx/articles/zqrq7ty
What is decomposition? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkcqn39/articles/z8ngr82
BusyCode on BusyThings https://www.busythings.co.uk/