Computing

Subject Leader - Miss Berry

At Forefield Junior School, Computing is taught with the intent of providing pupils with the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding needed in a changing digital world. Computing lessons are taught discretely, but reinforced through other curriculum areas particularly in English, Maths, Science and Design Technology. Online safety is not only taught throughout the computing curriculum but is also delivered through PSHE lessons and other curriculum subjects, in all year groups, at age appropriate levels.

Our aim is for children to be digitally literate so that they can use, express themselves and develop ideas through information and communication technology at a level suitable for their future. Our curriculum has been designed using a wide range of resources to fully impact on all aspects of learning. In addition, several subscription websites are also used to encourage home-learning across the curriculum: TT Rock Stars, Linguascope and Activelearn. Indeed, pupils are actively encouraged to practise and refine the skills they have been taught through home-learning as many pupils have access to similar software at home and programming software (Scratch, Sketch Nation and Swift Playgrounds) are free downloads.

Our Computing curriculum is currently provided by Junior Jam.


Topic Timetable

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

iJam - iSong

  • Resources: Garage Band

iOffice – iSafety
E-Safety using Word 365

  • Resources:
    • Word
    • Documents
    • Logo Maker
    • Excel
    • DocsToGo
    • Keynote

iCommunicate – Collaborate
Podcasting, blogging, vlogging and broadcast channels

  • Resources:
    • Garage Band
    • iMovie
    • Logo Maker
    • Word/Notes
    • Strip Designer
    • DollToon

iProgram – iLogic
Using coding language ‘Blocky’

  • Resources:
    • Tynker
    • LightBot
    • Hopscotch

iCreate – iStop Motion Animation

  • Resources:
    • Stop Motion Studio
    • iMovie

iTech – iControl
Coding

  • Resources:
    • Strip Designer
    • Camera
    • Sphero Edu
    • Cargo-Bot
    • A.L.E.X

Computing Documents

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