Computing at St Francis de Sales
Our children will...
- Learn the key knowledge and skills in the three main
areas of the computing curriculum: computer
science, information technology and digital literacy.
- The objectives within each strand support the
development of learning across the school, ensuring
a solid grounding for future learning and beyond.
Click here for our Computing Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement
Click here for our Computing Policy
Click here for our Computing Progression of Skills
Click here for our Computing Overview
Click here for our Computing Vocabulary Overview
Scroll down to see all of the Computational Thinking
taking place in school!
The children developed their understanding of what information technology (IT) is. They discussed where they have seen IT in school and beyond, such as in shops and at the doctors. During the spring term have been developing their understanding of instructions in sequences and the use of logical reasoning to predict outcomes. They used commands in different orders to investigate how the order affects the outcome. In the summer term, the children recognised different devices that can be used to capture photograph and gained experience capturing and improving photos. They used their knowledge to recognise that images they see may not always be real.
The children have been developing their understanding of technology and how it can help them in their everyday lives. They also considered how to use technology responsibly. During the spring term, Year 1 children were exposed to further programming concepts by building onto their Computational Thinking from Reception. They were able to command floor robots and were introduced to algorithms. Children have also been developing their understanding of a range of tools used for digital painting during the summer term. They then used these tools to create their own digital paintings, while gaining inspiration from a range of artists' work.
The children have been engaging with a lot of unplugged (no computer) activities that focus on building their listening skills, curiosity and creativity and problem solving. The children have been taking photographs with an iPad, searching for information on the internet, playing games on the interactive whiteboard, watching a video clips and much more! As part of the development of Computational Thinking the pupils are exposed throughout the curriculum to following instructions and the importance of them being in order. They have developed these skills when making pumpkin soup - which is just one example!