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Welcome to Computing at Randlay! 



At Randlay Primary School, we use the Teach Computing Curriculum schemes of work to support our weekly delivery of high quality Computing sessions to our children from Year 1 - 6. In EYFS, Barefoot resources are used to facilitate the early development of our youngest learners. 


After school on Tuesdays, some very talented Year 5 and 6 children visit Base 10 to learn some cool, quirky and clever computing tips from Mr Phillips. This term, they will be focusing on powerpoints tips and tricks, involving animation. They will also be developing their coding skills through Scratch, and will get to experience how to create and edit movies the Mr Phillips way. Watch this space....

Wonderful computing knowledge and skills is being demonstrated in Mr Phillips' Computer Club.

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Pupil Voice

Recently, Mrs Stolic and Mrs Maddock conducted some Pupil Voice with a range of children in KS1 and KS2 to get their perspectives on Computing at our school. 


Do you enjoy Computing?

"Yes, I like playing games." (Y1 child)

"Yes but it is annoying when we have to stop!" (Y2 child)

"We can achieve things." (Y2 child)

"Yes I like learning how robots work." (Y3 child)

"Yes you get to find out about interesting things online." (Y5 child)


What were you learning in your last Computing session?

"We learnt about fake news." (Y5 child)

"I learnt how to bring a picture into a powerpoint." (Y5 child)

"We have learnt how to create branching databases and think of good questions to include." (Y4 child)

"How to control a robot." (Y3 child)

"We did a story about an animal on the moon." (Y2 child)

"We learnt about sounds on Purple Mash." (Y1 child)


What do you have in the classroom that helps you learn in Computing?

"Working together in a team." (Y5 child stressing the importance of collaborative learning.)

"Teacher helps me and gives me confidence." (Y3 child)

"Sound mat helps us to type in." (Y1 child)


Do you feel that you are getting better at Computing? 

"Yes definitely. I can do more now." 

"I can find the fish - we made it go sideways." (Y2 child talking about a coding game played)

"I can find the letters to type quicker now." (Y2 child)

"Yes the work I have done looks good." (Y5 child)

"Yes I know how to sort information using a database now." (Y4 child)


Does Computing help you with others subjects? 

"In English, we have been given a question in our success criteria to search on a laptop." (Y4 child)

"It helps me with maths." (Y2 child talking about maths games played)

"English because it helps me to find words that are better like colossal." (Y2 child)

"You have a calculator on the computer!" (Y1 child)

"I have done some art on the computer." (Y5 child)

Computing Book Look

We have been fortunate to have Richard Smith from Amazing ICT in our school, for some specialist teaching and learning in Computing areas. The children and staff have found these sessions valuable and exciting, particularly when little robots have come out to play!               


Doors open at 8.35am and school starts at 8.45am be on time.