Seven Mills

Primary School

Ambitious, Compassionate
& Empowered

Computing

Computing at Seven Mills is led by Matthew Tranter.

At Seven Mills, our ambitious, coherent computing curriculum aims to ensure all of our children:

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation 

  • can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems 

  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems 

  • are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

E-Safety

We have a dual responsibility when it comes to e-safety:

  1. to ensure our online procedures keep children safe, 
  2. to teach our children about online safety, in and outside of school.

Our teachers have ongoing conversations with children about the benefits and dangers of the internet and create an open environment for children and young people to ask questions and raise any concerns.

Teaching online safety is not restricted to IT and computing lessons. Embedding key messages about staying safe online throughout the curriculum helps ensure that children of all ages are taught online safety skills.

This follows the NSPCC Guidance.

Our current priorities in Computing are:

  • To improve teacher subject knowledge and ability to deliver the computing curriculum through a range of software.
  • To create system for recording computing work
  • To improve the quality of and progression between e-safety lessons
 

Autumn Term (10 lessons)

Spring Term (10 lessons)

Summer Term (10 lessons)

Y1

ICT: Introduction to Computers (login, save, load, use Google Classroom, etc)

Multimedia - sound recordings, taking photographs, Digital painting)

Robotics (Beebots)

Y2

Robotics (Sphero)

Data Handling: Pictograms

Multimedia: Animation

Y3

Game Design: Scratch - Lego Wedo / microbit/ dot and dash

(bridge between Robotics and Game Design)

Multimedia: Video

ICT: Google Docs & Touch typing - make a poster?  (including Searching Safely)

Y4

Game Design: Scratch - 

Make a character move across the screen, talk, make them respond to stimuli 

Data Handling

Branching Database, Google Form, Field Database 

Multimedia: Podcast

Y5

Game Design: Scratch - Pong

ICT: Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Sheets, Google Form (Dragon’s Den), (including Searching Safely)

Networks, hacking and Searching Safely

Y6

Game Design: Scratch/ Python

(Points system, background music, multiple screens, movement)

ICT: Building a webpage (including Searching Safely)

Multimedia: Book Creator