Computing

  Computing is led by Jan

With technology playing a significant role in today's ever-changing digital world, it is important that computing is embraced and children can access a rich, broad, and balanced computing curriculum. At Ben Jonson Primary School, we aim to ensure every child can enjoy and succeed in computing. Through our specialist computing teacher, Jan Aelmans, we provide a high-quality computing curriculum that is creative and engaging, emphasising the real-life application of technology in ways relevant to our children.

From KS1 to KS2, children receive weekly computing sessions for half a term, twice a year. Our computing room is well equipped in the latest computer technologies such as laptops, Chromebooks, iPads and floor robots that enable us to develop children's computing skills that will be essential in later life.
Our ambitious curriculum is designed to develop digitally kind, brave and curious children with skills in computing that develop their real skills than can be transferable to the ever-evolving digital worlds and challenges of life. 
Digital literacy is reinforced as often as possible so that our children are able to responsibly, safely and critically navigate, evaluate and create digital outcomes using a range of technologies.

We hope through our curriculum, our children learn to become actively involved in creating content with purpose, learn to question digital information and challenge themselves by providing a tool and space for them to positively express who they are and how they want their voice to be heard.

As a school we use Google Classroom as an online learning platform, which children can access from home so that they can continue practising and developing their computing skills, outside of school. More information about using Google Classroom can be found here.


As part of our e-safety learning, we regularly participate in online safety events including Google's e safety assemblies and workshops. Through this, our children have been introduced to Google's Interland, where children and parents can access information about how to stay safe online and explore a free game to learn more about this.

 

You can visit Interland here:

https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/en_uk/interland

 

Computing - Termly Overviews

Autumn Term   Spring Term  Summer Term
  Y1A_Computing Y1_Computing Y1_Computing
  Y2A_Computing Y2_Computing Y2_Computing
  Y3A_Computing Y3_Computing Y3_Computing
  Y4A_Computing Y4_Computing Y4_Computing
  Y5A_Computing Y5_Computing Y5_Computing
  Y6A_Computing Y6_Computing Y6_Computing

Every year group will be taught Computing for half a term twice a year. For this term the timetable is as follows:

Day    

AM

PM    

 Monday

PPA

Year 1 - Arctic

 Tuesday

Class teaching

Year 3 - Flores

 Wednesday

Reception - Azure

Year 6 - Ross

 Thursday

Year 4 - Ionian

Year 5 - Coral

 Friday

Class teaching

Year 2 - Persian

Computing Progression Map 2021

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