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Computing Curriculum Overview

At Middleton Parish we aim to equip 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. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content.

Across both key stages children use laptops, programming devices such as Beebots, Scratch and Espresso Coding to consolidate computing across the curriculum. Children have access to Espresso both at home and in school so they can develop their skills in control, image manipulation and desktop publishing.

Our Computing curriculum covers the following 5 Areas:

  1. E-Safety
    Children learn about how to stay safe online and the risks associated with using the internet. E-Safety is taken very seriously at Middleton Parish and we hold an annual E-Safety Day, in line with National Safer Internet Day.

  2. Programming
    Children learn how to create, edit and test algorithms which instruct things such as Beebots and online avatars to complete certain tasks. We use programmes such as Scratch and Espresso Coding.

  3. Handling Data
    Children learn how to retrieve and organise data, from displaying data on a simple graph to a branching database or spreadsheet.

  4. Multimedia
    Children develop their word processing skills and use a range of computer programmes such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Publisher and Excel as well as SMART to create documents linked to the topics covered in our foundation subjects.

  5. Technology in Our Lives
    Children develop both their knowledge of the different types of technology around us and their ability to use them, from sending emails, to blogging and creating website pages.


Please use the following links to help your child develop their computing skills at home:

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Middleton Parish CE Primary School

Springfield Road, Middleton
Manchester M24 5DL

Tel: 0161 643 0753
Fax: 0161 643 0753

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