Computing

At Moston Lane, we have developed a cross curricular approach to computing, and incorporate topic work with key computing skills and knowledge. The children learn through high quality play-based learning designed to give them the essential skills needed for the digital era.

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Curriculum

Here you can find the 'Age Related Expectations' for each year group (Year 1 - Year 6), which outlines what skills a child should be able to do at the end of each year. Children will be assessed against these expectations to see what they have achieved, and what they need to work on next.

Please follow the links to find out more about the expectations for your child:

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

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All children are taught how to use online technology safely and responsibly with E-Safety embedded throughout the curriculum. Below is an overview of the E-Safety curriculum, which is taught both on and offline in class.

E - Safety Curriculum Overview

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Below is the ‘Curriculum Map’, which outlines the activities and skills that will be taught throughout the year.

 Computing Curriculum

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Learn Computing without the use of a computer with CS Unplugged. This site has a collection of free learning activities that teach Computer Science through engaging games and puzzles that use cards, string, crayons and lots of running around. Visit the website using the link below.
 

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Google Day

At Moston Lane we’re always looking at how new technology can enhance children’s learning, below are some photographs taken from when ‘Google’ came to visit the school and take our children on a virtual expedition around the world. From the Coral Reefs of Australia to the heights of Mount Everest, every children was transported there using a 3D virtual reality headset. The fully immersive journeys inspired children’s learning and helped to develop excitement and detail in their writing.

Digital Leaders and the Digital School House

Children from across Key Stage 2 applied and were carefully selected to become a Digital Leader at Moston Lane. Their new role carries lots of extra responsibilities such as: testing new technology, supporting teachers in computing, running clubs and supporting children with E-Safety concerns.  A few times each term, the Digital Leaders attend a workshop held by the Digital School House Project at Manchester Communication Academy to learn cutting edge computing skills from industry leaders such as; Playsation and UKIE.

Lenny - Class 7 Year 3

I want to be a digital leader because I want to help people with computers and I get to make our own games.

Vania - Class 9 Year 4

I want to be a digital leader because I know lots about computers and I want to help people. I enjoy learning how to make programs and code.

Ronnie - Class 14 Year 6

I wanted to do that so I could inspire people and help people. My favourite thing is to play games and help people over the internet.

Klarissa - Class 11 Year 5

I`ve always wanted to learn new skills and already know how to code!

Hussain - Class 11 Year 5

I want to be a digital leader because I like working with computers and I would want to help people by teaching them main things about computers /laptops.

Noa - Class 15 Year 6

I want to be a digital leader because I think I can help other children with computers. The technology of computers is outstanding.

Andreja - Class 11 Year 5

I like working with computers and I want to help people when they need some.

Mariam - Class 15 Year 6

I love computers and games I have always wanted to learn how to code and make my own game or website. My favourite thing about computing is coding and making games.

John - Class 10 Year 4

I want to be a digital leader because I like learning more about computers. My favourite thing about computing is learning new skills .

Bence - Class 12 Year 5

I want to be a digital leader to help people learn. It`s fun and we get to teach our friends and help them.

Thalia - Class 15 Year 6

I want to be a digital leader so I can work more on computers and learn more.

Jimmy - Class 7 Year 3

I want to be a digital leader so I can learn new skills on computers.

 If you would like to find out more about the Digital school House Project that the school is involved with then follow the link http://www.digitalschoolhouse.org.uk/

Here is some of the fantastic computing work our digital leaders have been doing!

North City Library - Green Screen Opportunity for Year 6

The North City Library provided a workshop for Year 6 children involving their new green screen equipment. The children had the opportunity in groups to create images from books and films and integrate themselves (or parts of themselves!) into them. The children were also introduced to an image editor programme on the iPads to manipulate and change parts of the images too. Year 6 had lots of fun and laughter doing this! They had a fantastic time and hope to be given the opportunity to use this equipment again in the future.