Computing at Pucklechurch
Digital safety and online usage
The impact of COVID-19 means that most of us have been at home for an extended period and are likely to be spending an increased amount online. Because of this, we would like to share two very useful and important documents with you.
Each document includes information to help you support your child to stay safe online, as well as providing useful links to help make devices as safe as possible and where to access help.
It is crucial we educate our children about the dangers online, while celebrating the usefulness and positive ways the internet can help us learn and be entertained. The internet is a great place if we use it the right way!
At Pucklechurch, children are taught the impact of technology in our changing digital world, the skills in which to use systems and an understanding of doing this safely.
At Pucklechurch, the computing curriculum covers a range of knowledge and skills which children will use within other curriculum subjects and in their daily lives, both at home and at school. Across the school, we use a progressive scheme of work recommended and written by South Gloucestershire's computing specialists.
Our children learn through the use of a range of digital technology: computers, cameras, recording equipment, movement sensors and programmable robots.
The curriculum content falls under 3 broad headings:
Computer Science - where pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to apply this knowledge through programming.
Information Technology - in which pupils to create, organise and present a range of content using systems and programs.
Digital Literacy - in which pupils are able to use technology to communicate and express themselves safely as active participants in a digital world.
We are fortunate enough to have a range of resources in which support the teaching and learning of computing skills such as beebots, learnpads and a portable laptop suite.
Computing Curriculum Overview
KS1 and KS2
“As a crew, we want to support children in our school from EYFS through to Year 6 as they have fun and learn on line. In a digital world, we want to keep children and their families safe. We will persevere and work together to achieve this.” written by Digi Crew
Some links we would like to share:
Apps we recommend to enhance learning:
App aimed at KS2+
3D scenes have been designed to help learning in a fun and playful manner. The interactive, educational scenes relate to history, technology, physics, mathematics, biology, chemistry, visual arts and more!
Google Expeditions is an immersive learning tool that lets you go on VR trips or explore AR objects. Explore historical landmarks, go down to the atomic level, get up close with sharks- even visit outer space!
Make Hollywood-styled trailers create beautiful movies using this easy to use app. Music, which automatically adjusts to the length of your movie, can be added.
GarageBand turns your device into a collection of touch instruments and boasts a full-featured recording studio so you can make music anywhere you go!
Immersive storytelling/ fact-sharing. Easily enhance photos with text, audio, close-up photos, links and video. Create images with sound and text, explaining the picture on screen.
Puppet Pals Pocket
Create your own unique shows with animation and audio in real time. Learn staging vocabulary as you create your shows and play back to entertain your audience!
Shadow Puppets Edu
Easily create videos at any school age. Why not use it to tell stories or share something new you have learned with others?
Keynote is a presentation app designed for a mobile device. Add charts, videos, notes, music and more at the tough of the screen!
Questions and Answers
Quizland is a free educational app with minimal ads that offers more than 40,000 trivia questions supported by detailed explanations. Check your general knowledge or challenge friends for the title of Best Brains!
Comic Caption Meme Maker Light
Transform your pictures into authentic-looking comics! Add word balloons, captions, stickers and filters to turn photos into a ‘super’ creation!
Play over 150,000 educational games for a large range of subjects including maths, computing, art and science.
Create your own quizzes in seconds! This app unleashes the quizmaster in you! A great way to connect with others too as this app enables you to host your very own quiz game.