Subject Vision Computing
Our Vision for Computing
‘Let all that you do be done in Love’ 1 Corinthians 16:14
The example of Jesus Christ and the Good news that he brings inspire St George’s school to be a place of hope and a caring and inclusive community in which we all love to learn and learn to love.
“Everybody should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think” - Steve Jobs
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From Year 5 we learn how to use the Crumble coding kits. Here, we created a working machine that was programmed to turn wheels, use motors and sequence light patterns, as well as using safety switches!
Information booklets and presentations
KS2 have been collaborating as well as working independently to create information booklets. They did this using Microsoft packages such as Word and Publisher. Some children even went a step further and used their information to create a PowerPoint
Purple Mash and Code.org
Throughout school we follow the Purple Mash scheme, which children are very famiuliar with. They enjoy the sequences of lessons and show progress through a number of different activities and challenges. We also use Code.org to support children's learning of algorithms and programming. Progress is measured through the completion of challenges and support through tiered lessons helps children to secure their understanding.
We recently purchased a number of Chromebooks which are used regularly by KS1 and KS1.
This has engaged our children in computing, expressing a 'love to learn' and has meant that computers and computing is now even more accessible.