Studying Computing at BFPA

Key skill: Digital Literacy

Visual support: Chromebooks, Ipads, acceptable use policy

Our aim is that children who leave our school in Year 6 will be able to:

  • Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals. 
  • Control or simulating physical systems.
  • Solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts.
  • Use sequence, selection and repetition in programs; work with variables.
  • Work with various forms of input and output.
  • Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work. 
  • Use logical reasoning to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs.
  • Understand computer networks including the Internet.
  • Understand how networks can provide multiple services, such as the World Wide Web.
  • Select, use and combine a variety of software (including Internet services) on a range of digital devices. 
  • Design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals.
  • Collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information. 
  • Use search technologies effectively. 
  • Appreciate how search results are selected and ranked.
  • Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly. 
  • Recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour.
  • Know a range of ways to report concerns and inappropriate behaviour.  
  • Be discerning in evaluating digital content. 
  • Understand the opportunities networks offer for communication and collaboration.

How our children learn Computing

Every year, our children complete a unit of work on digital literacy and learn about it using our chromebooks and ipads. The children do this through a scheme of work that covers computer science, information technology and digital literacy, equipping them to use computing in their own life through project based learning such as ‘we are gamers’ and ‘we are bug fixers’.

In order to keep our children safe we teach Online Safety lessons across the school year covering:

  • Self-Image & Identity
  • Online Relationships
  • Online Reputation
  • Online Bullying
  • Managing Online Information
  • Health, Wellbeing & Lifestyle
  • Privacy & Security
  • Copyright & Ownership

Our children use innovative apps and software to create games, compose music, create podcasts, short documentary films and design their own games amongst other exciting projects. Our children leave Braunstone Frith Academy as computer literate, switched on learners.