At Combe CE Primary School, we want all pupils to be ‘techies’ who have:

  • Competence in coding for a variety of practical and inventive purposes, including the application of ideas within other subjects.
  • The ability to connect with others safely and respectfully, understanding the need to act within the law and with moral and ethical integrity.
  • An understanding of the connected nature of devices.
  • The ability to communicate ideas well by using applications and devices throughout the curriculum.
  • The ability to collect, organise and manipulate data effectively.

We use the ‘Switched On Computing’ scheme to teach Computing. As we have mixed age classes, we teach the scheme over a two year cycle as outlined below.

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year  1 and 2 A 1.1 We are treasure hunters (programming) 1.2 We are chefs (Computational thinking) 1.4 We are collectors (computer networks) 2.1 We are astronauts (programming) 2.2 We are game testers (computational thinking) 2.4 We are researchers (computer networks)
B 1.3 We are painters (creativity) 1.5 We are storytellers

(communication/ collaboration)

1.6 We are celebrating (productivity) 2.3 We are photographers (creativity) 2.5 We are detectives (communication/ collaboration) 2.6 We are zoologist (productivity)
Year 3 and 4 A 3.1 We are programmers (programming) 3.2 We are bug fixers (computational thinking) 3.3 We are presenters (creativity) 4.1 We are software developers (programming) 4.2 We are toy designers (computational thinking) 4.3 We are musicians (creativity)
B 3.4 We are vloggers (computer networks) 3.5 We are communicators (communication/ collaboration) 3.6 We are opinion pollsters (productivity) 4.4 We are HTML editors (computer networks) 4.5 We are co-authors (communication/ collaboration) 4.6 We are meteorologists (productivity )
Year 5 and 6 A 5.1 We are game developers (programming) 5.2 We are cryptographers (computational thinking) 5.3 We are artists (creativity) 6.1 We are adventure gamers (programming) 6.2 We are computational thinkers (computational thinking) 6.3 We are advertisers (creativity)
B 5.4 We are web developers (computer networks) 5.5 We are bloggers (communication/ collaboration) 5.6 We are architects (productivity) 6.4 We are network engineers (computer networks) 6.5 We are travel writers (productivity) 6.6 We are publishers (communication/ collaboration)

We have a range of resources to support teaching and learning in Computing, including:

  • 32 ipads
  • 16 ipad minis
  • 32 Google Chromebooks
  • Beebots