Computer Science

Head of Department: Terry Stickney

Computer Science is a dynamic subject that is in a constant state of change owing to our needs and demands for technology. The children will embark on a journey into abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.

At Saint Ronan’s children in Class 3, 4 and 5 will receive two lessons a week. Shell and above will take part in a single lesson a week allowing each child to use logical reasoning, problem-solving and controlling of physical systems.

Every term commences with ‘Internet Safety Awareness’ lessons so that children are kept up to date with online awareness and understanding.

Learning through experimentation and investigation based on a knowledge of the basic principles is encouraged by the department.

The department aims to support the school’s other departments by ensuring the pupils have the necessary skills to complete required Computer Science tasks in other subjects.

The following table shows the units which are taught during the Computer Science course at Saint Ronan’s.

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Class 3

Online Safety
Search Engine Usage
Algorithms – Coding
Touch typing
Online Safety
Computer Coding
E-mail
Touch typing
Online Safety
How a computer works
Database Usage
Use of web apps
Touch Typing

Class 4

Online Safety
Search Engine Usage
Computer App use
Year 4 coding
Touch Typing
Online Safety
Computer Coding projects
Touch Typing
Online Safety
Computer Coding Projects
Touch Typing

Shell

Online Safety
Search Engine usage
HTML
Computer Coding
Online Safety
Computer Coding – Maths
Computer Coding – Music

Online Safety
Computer Coding – Investigations
Computer Coding – Maths

Midway

Online Safety
Search Engine usage
Powerpoint Presentation
Computer Coding

Online Safety
HTML – Basics
CSS – Basics

Online Safety

HTML
CSS

Upper

Online Safety
Search Engine usage
Understanding Motors and Servos

Online Safety
Computer Coding – Times Tables
Computer Coding – Clocks
External robotics

Online Safety
Physical Control – Temperature
Physical Control bluetooth communication

Remove

Online Safety
Search Engine usage
Powerpoint Presentation
HTML + databases

Online Safety
Physical Coding – Robot peripherals
Physical Control – Robot Programming

Online Safety
App development for exams