Computing

 

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.  To facilitate this, we have invested in a Lego Innovation Studio which includes a range of Lego kits that pupils can use to build their own designs then program to move and respond via specialist computer software.  We have a new 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
  • Research & presentation
  • Learning to use ICT in MDJS
  • Present information
  • Learn the basics of coding using 2code Chimp.
  • Further develop understanding of how to use ICT safely.
  • Working on 2code. Gibbon and on to Gorilla, including Debug programs.
  • Introduce pupils to scratch. Complete a project. Create a spreadsheet of data found on an exploration.
  • Explorer’s podcast
  • Continue to develop pupil’s digital literacy skills and online safety knowledge.
  • Create and edit a film
  • Use scratch to create a game.
  • Use the 3D printer to create and object.
  • Develop Research skills using online tools

 

  • Digital Literacy
  • Create a Film
  • Program a burglar alarm system.

The Woodlands, Hartshill, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10 0SZ, 0247 639 2272
Email: admin@mdjs.co.uk