Through computing lessons and cross curricular links, we want to equip and inspire our pupils to become confident users of technology. We provide a range of learning opportunities to prepare them for the future, and a variety of career paths and skills they can develop and follow.
Our aim is to:
Provide an exciting, rich, relevant and challenging computing curriculum for all pupils.
Enthuse and equip children with the capability to use technology throughout their lives.
Give children access to a variety of high quality hardware, software and unplugged resources.
Instil critical thinking, reflective learning and a ‘can do’ attitude for all our pupils, particularly when engaging with technology and its associated resources.
Teach pupils to become responsible, respectful and competent users of data, information and communication technology.
Teach pupils to understand the importance of governance and legislation regarding how information is used, stored, created, retrieved, shared and manipulated.
Equip pupils with skills, strategies and knowledge that will enable them to reap the benefits of the online world, whilst being able to minimise risk to themselves or others.
Use technology imaginatively and creatively to inspire and engage all pupils, as well as using it to be more efficient in the tasks associated with running an effective school.
Utilise computational thinking beyond the computing curriculum.
Our Computing curriculum is split into three strands:
OUR TERMLY COMPUTING FOCUS
Digital Literacy - E Safety/ IT in the world
Information Technology - Basic Skills
Computer Science - Computational Thinking
Information Technology - Multimedia and communication
Digital Literacy - Using information
Computer Science - Networks and the web
Scratch Jnr (KS1): https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/scratchjr/id895485086
Cracking the code: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks1-computing/z7qtrj6
Dance mat typing: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr
Year 3 have been learning about how to create a safe password. Have a look at their tips!
Year 2 have been sorting information.
What information do we need to keep safe when we are online?
Safer Internet Day 2021
9th February 2021
All classes across the school took part in Safer Internet Day. This year's theme is 'An internet we trust'. Safer Internet Day celebrates the range of information and opportunities online, and its potential to inform, connect and inspire us, whilst also looking at the importance of separating fact from fiction. Today we talked about how to know what we can trust online and how to know if information is reliable. At Macaulay our aim for our children to be confident users of technology, but also critical and sensible when online so that they can be safe.
Have a look at some of our work!
Reception shared advice for being safe online:
Year 1 read Digiduck, and thought about his great advice for being safe online:
Year 2 made posters sharing top tips for being safe on the internet:
Year 3 made leaflets and presentations to share their ideas:
Year 4 made 'Fake News' reports to spread awareness of misinformation online.
Year 6 - Computing across the curriculum
Take a look at this amazing animation for World Book Day!
Computing at home
During remote learning Year 2 have been coding using JIT5. Have a look at some of our shapes and algorithms! We have learnt to debug code too.