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Michael Drayton Junior School

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MDJS children are given a broad and balanced curriculum, which includes gaining the ability to use Information Technology, preparing children for a future in the modern, digital, world. All classes at MDJS have one lesson per week using either iPads or Chrome Books. These will also be used to support and enhance the curriculum in all areas.  The new Computing Curriculum now includes a strong focus on computer programming. We have recently taken delivery of a class set of Micro:bits from the BBC.  These will be used to further embed programming skills, especially physical programming. We have a specialised  STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) space in school, where we will be able to develop computing skills further, including the use of 3D printers.   

Computing Curriculum for each year group: 

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

  • On-line safety
  • Learning to use ICT in MDJS
  • Spreadsheets
  • Learn the basics of coding using 2code Chimp.
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Branching Databases
  • Scratch Programming
  • On-line safety 
  • Presenting information - PowerPoint
  • Spreadsheets
  • Introduce pupils to scratch. Complete a project.
  • Working on 2code. Gibbon and on to Gorilla, including Debug programs.
  • Photo Editing
  • Podcasts


  • On-line Safety
  • PowerPoint Presentations.
  • Film production
  • Scratch - repetition in games 
  • Coding - Purple Mash
  • Flat - File Databases
  • Vector drawing


  • On-Safety
  • Scratch - burglar alarm
  • Coding - Purple Mash
  • Creating 3D objects using a 3D printer
  • Stop-frame animation
  • Website design
  • Selection in quizzes
The Woodlands, Hartshill, Nuneaton,
Warwickshire, CV10 0SZ

Tel: 02476392272