Our e-safety lessons are split into 8 different topics (each topic = 1 lesson) with each topic building on a progression of knowledge and skills each year. 3 e-safety topics are taught in HT1 and the remaining 5 topics will be taught over the following half terms. Each year group teaches the same e-safety topic at the same time. We feel it is important to always be going back to e-safety throughout the year as it is such an increasingly important topic.
Our computing lessons follow the 'Kapow Primary' scheme of learning. Each unit is 5 lessons long, with years 4-6 will completing 5 Kapow units over the year, and year 3 completing 4 (as their first unit will be an ‘Introduction to Computing’ unit planned by the Computing lead).
At the end of each unit, the children complete an end of unit quiz, with teachers using these to aid them with their assessment.
See the below document to understand the intent behind our computing curriculum at Bellfield Junior School.
Progression of knowledge and skills
At Bellfield Junior School, we use the Education for a Connected World framework to help equip our children for a digital life. Read more about the framework below.
On Scratch, you can do tons! You can make apps, animations and games. This is the newest version, Scratch 3, so it’s even more powerful than before!
This is Scratch for younger children. It uses nice, easy buttons to make simple games and animations.
Blockly is similar to Scratch, it’s also free to use!
All kinds of making - including 3D with TinkerCAD.
Loads of fun and interactive learning all about Computing across a range of topics.
Learn to Code
Lots of online courses to learn more about coding and even code and create your own games!
Dance Mat Typing
When you can do it well, touch typing is the fastest way to write. Many people quickly learn to touch type faster than they can write with a pen. How fast can you type?