Computing: Lower Key Stage 2

Lesson plans and teacher videos to instil confidence in your Computing teaching

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Making use of great, freely available software, Kapow Primary's lessons develop pupils’ knowledge across five areas: Digital Literacy and Online Safety, Computational Thinking and Computers and Hardware.

Year 3

Computing systems and networks 1: Networks and the internet

Introduction to the concept of networks, learning how devices communicate. From identifying components, learn how information is shared and deepen this understanding by exploring examples of real-world networks

Programming: Scratch

Building on the use of the ‘ScratchJr’ application in Year 2, progress to using the more advanced computer-based application called ‘Scratch’, learning to use repetition or ‘loops’ and building upon skills to program; an animation, a story and a game

Computing systems and networks 2: Emailing

Being able to send an email is a valuable skill. In this unit, learn how to send emails with attachments and how to be a responsible digital citizen by thinking about the contents of what is sent

Computing systems and networks 3: Journey inside a computer

Assuming the role of computer parts and creating paper versions of computers helps to consolidate an understanding of how a computer works, as well as identifying similarities and differences between various models

Creating media: Video trailers (Previously called 'Digital literacy')

Developing filming and editing video skills through the storyboarding and creation of book trailers.

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Data handling: Comparison cards databases

By learning about records, fields and data, the children further explore the concepts of sorting and filtering.

Online safety: Year 3

Learning about online safety: ‘fake news’, privacy settings, ways to deal with upsetting online content, protecting our personal information on social media

ARCHIVED UNIT! Networks

THIS IS AN ARCHIVED UNIT THAT HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH THE ‘NETWORKS AND THE INTERNET’ UNIT. IT WILL BE RETIRED AT THE END OF THE YEAR

Year 4

Computing systems and networks: Collaborative learning

Google Docs, Slides, Form and Sheet

Programming 1: Further coding with Scratch

Using variables in coding

Creating media: Website design

Website creation and Google Sites.

Skills showcase: HTML

Editing the HTML and CSS of a web page to change the layout of a website and the text and images

Programming 2: Computational thinking

Plugged and unplugged activities to develop the four areas of computational thinking

Data handling: Investigating weather

Researching and storing data using spreadsheets; designing  a weather station which gathers and records data; learning how weather forecasts are made and using green screen technology to present a weather forecast

Online safety: Year 4

Learning how to navigate the internet in an informed, safe and respectful way

ARCHIVED UNIT! The internet

THIS IS AN ARCHIVED UNIT THAT HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH THE ‘NETWORKS AND THE INTERNET’ UNIT IN Y3. IT WILL BE REMOVED AT THE END OF THE YEAR, BUT REMAINS HERE IN CASE YOU HAVE ALREADY PLANNED AROUND IT