Progression of Skills

Here is our Long Term Plan for Computing for the academic year 2021 / 22, detailing progression in skills for each year group.

We carefully tailor our curriculum through school to allow children to revisit and build upon skills they have learnt.
Have a look at some of the excellent work we have been doing in our computing lessons through school:
Media Learning Throughout School

Year 1

Our Year 1 children have learnt how to log onto the computers, find and open Microsoft Word, insert a picture and add text. Some of our children have also started to use a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters in their typing. All of these children saved and re-opened their own work so that they could carry on working on it another lesson.

Year 2

Our Year 2 children have consolidated their saving and opening skills and developed their typing skills. They have now begun to think about the text fonts and colours they are using so that they can make their work look attractive. They have also begin to learn how to use Word Art to make their words stand out.

Year 3 - Media 
Year 3 took pictures and ordered them to make a sequence so that they could summarise a story using iMovie trailers. 
Year 4 - Media 
Year 4 used Microsoft publisher to create, organize, re-size and fill shapes to create a background for their water cycle animation. They then used StopMotion to create an animation showing how the water cycle works. 
They also created multimedia presentations using Microsoft Powerpoint learning to combine and organised pictures and text. 
Year 3 - Computing Science
Year 3 combined their computing science and media learning in order to develop their understanding of repeat commands. They learnt the three different types of repeat commands and worked in groups to think about when they might see examples of this in real life. Then they worked in pairs to create posters on picCollage combining text and pictures in order to explain what they had learnt. They then practised using their understanding of sequencing commands and using repeat commands on, scratch jnr and scratch. 
Year 6 - Computing Science 
Year 5 have enjoyed Computing Science in their Curriculum Carousel every Friday and have recapped key skills such as sequencing commands and using when and repeat commands. They have learnt to use a wider range of command blocks such as actions and sounds as well as developing their understanding of cause and effect in coding. 
Information Literacy learning throughout school

Year 3 – Information Literacy

Year 3 have been learning how to use key words to find out information. They learnt that if they used more than one word, they were more likely to get the results they wanted. They learnt that when a search result is underlined and in a different colour it is a hyperlink and that search results have a description after them. They then learnt how to copy and paste information they found and pictures which they might want to use in their work.

Computing Science throughout school