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St Joseph's Catholic

Primary School and Nursery

‘Growing in love, in the spirit of Christ, for the benefit of all’

Computing

To highlight Safer Internet Week, Year 2 have made the following pledge to stay safe online:

Spring 1 - Spreadsheets

 

In this unit, children will be able to explain what rows and columns are in a spreadsheet, open, save and edit a spreadsheet, add images from the image toolbox and allocate them a value and add the count tool to count items. Children will then learn to use copying, cutting and pasting to help make spreadsheets, use tools in a spreadsheet to automatically total rows and columns and use a spreadsheet to solve a mathematical puzzle.   Finally, children will learn to work out how much they need to pay using coins by using a spreadsheet to help calculate, create a table of data on a spreadsheet and use the data to create a block graph manually.

Autumn 2 -

Online Safety and Effective Searching

 

 

In this unit, children will be learning how to use the search tool to find resources on Purple Mash, they will be using 2Paint-a-Picture, sharing work to a display board, using 2Respond (2Email) to start to communicate by email on Purple Mash and will be learning about what a digital footprint is and how to think about the information that they leave online.

Autumn 1 - Coding

 

Our first topic in Computing is 'Coding'. Check out the Knowledge Organiser for a summary of key information.

 

The coding lessons in these units are structured around the PRIMM approach. The whole approach may take place during a lesson or series of lessons. Predict… what this code will do Run… the code to check your prediction Investigate… trace through the code to see if you were correct Modify... the code to add detail, change actions/outcome Make… a new program that uses the same ideas in a different way. Get creative! Often lessons will start by looking at existing code, asking the children to ‘read’ it and make Predictions to what they think will happen when the code is run. You’ll then Run the code and give them time to discuss what happens and relate it back to their predictions. You’ll spend time with them Investigating the code, looking at how different parts work and helping them to understand how. Once children have an understanding of how the code works, they will be encouraged to Modify it - changing and adding code and re-running the program to view the impact of their changes. And once confident with this, they are encouraged to try and Make their own program from scratch.

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