At Smithdown Primary, we believe the use of information and communication technology is an integral part of the National Curriculum, a key skill for everyday life and vital for a successful future for our children. Computers, tablets, programmable robots, digital and video cameras are a few of the tools that can be used to acquire, organise, store, manipulate, interpret, communicate and present information. In an evolving world where technology is at the heart, we aim to develop enthusiasm in computational thinking and confidence in using the latest technologies for a range of purposes.
We are fortunate to have Mr Triggs from MGL work alongside our teachers to deliver our KS2 curriculum; providing a range of challenging computing activities.
Due to the cohort of children at Smithdown, we intend to shape our Computing curriculum to the children’s skills at the time which will differ from year to year. Thus, our teachers have the ownership to explore skills that may not have been embedded prior to their own year group.
At Smithdown, it is paramount that children are confident users of technology, including the internet, whilst exploring it safely. As a school, we have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of our children which includes online safety.
The Internet is an amazing place. Our pupils can play, create, learn and connect – the possibilities are endless. But there are also risks. Therefore we regularly discuss the importance of online safety with our pupils and they have all agreed to follow our acceptable use policy. Please click on the links below for copies of these documents.
Please click on the links below to find out more about our curriculum:
Progression in Computing
Please click here to see the coverage of skills and progression across all year groups in: Computer Science, Information Technology and digital literacy.
We then carried on creating our phone retail stores on Minecraft #smithdowncomputing @MGLWorld_Paul
This afternoon we designed our very own mobile phones #smithdowncomputing @MGLWorld_Paul
5TS have put their ideas into PowerPoints for Hotels, Theme Parks and Restaurants so that we can make our very own websites #SmithdownComputing @MGLWorld_Paul
Today in 5NA we are researching business ideas for either a Theme Park or a Shop so that we can then create a website on Google Sites @MGLWorld_Paul #SmithdownComputing
Year 3 have had great fun building their own Stone Age settlements on Minecraft #smithdownhistory #smithdowncomputing
3LA have worked hard to code their racetracks on @koduteam incorporating all of their obstacles #SmithdownComputing
3MD have worked really hard to code their @Kodu games this afternoon #SmithdownComputing
4BK have worked really hard on their. Nursery designs this afternoon #SmithdownComputing @SmithdownPrimY4 @SketchUpUK
4NM are turning their 2D orthographic projections into 3D Concepts this afternoon @SketchUpUK #SmithdownComputing @SmithdownPrimY4