Computing: Key Stage 1
Lesson plans and CPD teacher videos to instil confidence in your teaching of Computing and ensure pupil progression
Choose your unit - Year 1 and Year 2
Learning how to login and navigate around a computer, developing mouse skills, learning how to drag, drop, click and control a cursor to create works of art inspired by Kandinsky and self-portraits
This unplugged unit requires no computers so that algorithms, decomposition and debugging are made relatable to familiar contexts, such as dressing up and making a sandwich, while learning why instructions need to be very specific
Developing keyboard and mouse skills through designing, building and testing individual rockets by creating a digital list of materials, using drawing software and recording data
Developing early programming skills using either the Bee:Bot or virtual Bee:Bot.
Using creativity and imagination to plan a miniature adventure story and capture it using developing photography skills. Learn to enhance photos using a range of editing tools as well as searching for and adding other images to a project, resulting in a high-quality photo collage showcase. Options for both Google and Microsoft schools.
Learn what data is and the different ways that it can be represented and developing an understanding of why data is useful, how it can be used and ways in which it can be gathered and recorded both by humans and computers
Learning about online safety, including using useful tips to stay safe when online; how to manage feelings and emotions when someone or something has upset us online; learning about the responsibility we have as online users; exploring the idea of a ‘digital footprint’
When picturing a computer, thoughts are often of a screen, mouse and keyboard. This unit explores exactly what a computer is by identifying and learning how inputs and outputs work, how computers are used in the wider world and designing their own computerised invention
This combination of unplugged and plugged-in activities develop an understanding of; what algorithms are, how to program them and how they can be developed to be more efficient, introduction of loops
Learn about word processing and how to stay safe online as well developing touch typing skills. Introduce important keyboard shortcuts, as well as simple editing tools within a word processor including: bold, italics, underline and font colour as well as how to import images. Options for both Google and Microsoft schools.
Explore what ‘blocks’ do, using the app ‘ScratchJr,’ by carrying out an informative cycle of predict > test > review, programme a familiar story and an animation of an animal, make their own musical instrument by creating buttons and recording sounds and follow an algorithm to record a joke
Storyboarding and simple animation creation using either tablet devices or devices with cameras
The International Space Station (ISS) is a fascinating real-world setting for teaching how data is collected, used and displayed as well as the scientific learning of the conditions needed for plants and animals, including humans, to survive.
Learning about online safety, including: what happens to information posted online; how to keep things private online; who we should ask before sharing online; describing different ways to ask for, give, or deny permission online