At Kingsbury, we realise that our pupils are growing up in an increasingly technological world. The ability to use and understand all aspects of Computing is an essential life skill. It is our aim to equip our pupils with the skills, knowledge and understanding required to use ICT appropriately and safely both in and beyond Kingsbury.
All about Computing at KPS
Computing in KS1 and KS2
Purple Mash units of work cover programming, data handling and multimedia, digital literacy, online technologies and e-safety. Each year group covers all aspects so that there is a clear progression of skills throughout the school (see progression document.) Due to the mixed age classes, there is a 2 year rolling programme. Online safety is an important part of the curriculum and Project Evolve is used. Children also take part in Safer Internet Days.
Where possible, the units are linked to topic work e.g programming – games to be produced based on the current topic, Data handling – link to Maths and Multimedia – linked to English/topic.
All work is saved within Purple Mash and can be accessed by all staff.
Timetables for the Computing Suite and Chromebooks are available for teachers to book their own sessions. This allows flexibility for staff to either teach a unit of work weekly or in a block.
A set of Chromebooks are available for teachers to use in each phase to allow greater flexibility to teach the Computing Curriculum.
Google classroom was used to deliver home learning during lockdown.
Y5 and 6 children have the opportunity to apply to become a Digital Leader. Digital leaders are responsible for setting up the laptop for assembly, collecting and returning Chromebooks and supporting children in Computing tasks.
All children have their individual own log on and password.
Knowledge Organisers Cycle B 2021 2022
Year 1 and 2
Year 3 and 4
Year 5 and 6
Home Learning links