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Computing

At Lowedges we believe high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

The ACET Long Term Planning outlines the units of work each year group will complete. 

There are 5 Units of Work that Lowedges children will learn from:  

Click here for the eSafety Unit      

Click here for the Excel Unit

Click here for the MS Package Unit

Click here for the Scratch Unit

Click here for the Search Technologies Unit 

The ACET Key Skills grid is a guideline on the basic computer skills that should be included in each year group to ensure that children leave all ACET primaries with a strong grasp of common software and hardware and are able to access the KS3 content at entry.

Please click here for the ACET Computing skills progression document. 

The Computing Vocabulary document outlines key terminology to refer to in KS1 and KS2.    

Please click here for the ACET Computing key vocabulary document. 

If your child expresses an interest in computing there are many resources on the web you can access for free to improve their understanding of programming and coding!  We recommend https://www.codeclub.org.uk/projects which has lots of free projects to complete. All children should be familiar with Scratch software from their computing lesson in school so will be able to engage with the step by step instructions and challenges in these projects to further their learning.  You do not need Scratch installed on your computer to practise programming. If you visit https://scratch.mit.edu/ you can access an online version of scratch for free to complete the projects!