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I'm the subject leader and teacher for Computing at my school. I teach Computing to all primary ages and upload the planning and resources that I use to teach. I also provide a range of subject leadership documents and resources to support running the subject and supporting teaching and learning.

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I'm the subject leader and teacher for Computing at my school. I teach Computing to all primary ages and upload the planning and resources that I use to teach. I also provide a range of subject leadership documents and resources to support running the subject and supporting teaching and learning.
Year 4 - Newspaper Writing - Dunkirk
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Year 4 - Newspaper Writing - Dunkirk

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A unit of work to develop children's knowledge of newspaper style writing, centred around the WWII evacuation of Dunkirk. Consists of 3 lessons of fact collection, features and planning and 2 sessions for writing up a Progress or 'Big Write' style assessment piece. Includes a fact sheet and some example texts.
Year 4 Maths - Greater Depth - Adding fractions with the same denominators
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Year 4 Maths - Greater Depth - Adding fractions with the same denominators

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As titled. An activity, aimed at year 4, to extend children’s thinking about adding fractions with the same denominators. This compare two addition situations where the answers have different denominators. Children still need to use the skills learned to add the fractions, but must apply their knowledge of fractions in order to compare accurately. This could be used as an assessment or an activity at the end of a lesson based around subtracting fractions with the same denominators. Children will need to have explored how to compare fractions that have different denominators and addition of fractions with the same denominator. Useful as a step before finding the lowest common multiple to compare fractions which they would explore in year 5.
Computing Planning - E-Safety and Search Engines - Year 3/ Year 4/ LWKS2
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Computing Planning - E-Safety and Search Engines - Year 3/ Year 4/ LWKS2

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A unit of work teaching children about e-safety relating to the use of search engines. Also included is some teaching of the technical processes behind how engines work. The unit ends with a mini project where children are taught how to use what they have learnt about search engines in order to research an idea relating to their curriculum topic. Seven Lessons: LO: To know how a search engine functions. LO: To know how to use search engines effectively to get appropriate results. LO: To know how to save and share websites safely. LO: To know how webpages are ranked in search results. LO: To know the risks involved in online communication. LO: To know how to select an idea to research. LO: To know how to use a search engine safely to complete research. Unit is targeted at lower key stage 2, but would be suitable for all of key stage 2, if children had not experienced this topic already. Covers skills mapped in this curriculum document - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/computing-skills-progression-grid-ks1-and-2-11727156
Computing Planning - Typing and Word Processing - Year 3/Year 4/ LWKS2
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Computing Planning - Typing and Word Processing - Year 3/Year 4/ LWKS2

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A unit of work teaching children how to use a word processor to created typed writing. There are five direct teaching lessons and then two suggested lessons in which children apply what they have learnt to create a typed document including their own writing about a topic subject and images and other text related objects. The planning is aimed at windows systems and use of microsoft word, but could be done on google docs or PurpleMash with little or no changes of the resources. Each session includes a main activity, greater depth questions and a presentation to aid input and deliver the activities. Seven Lessons: LO: To know how to place typing on the page. LO: To know how to change the case of letters. LO: To know how to format text. LO: To know how to cut, copy and paste. LO: To know how to arrange and organise text around other content. LO: To know how to create a document using a word processor (2 sessions). Unit is targeted at lower key stage 2, but would be suitable for key stage 1. Children in upper key stage 2 could also benefit if they needed to develop these skills. Covers skills mapped in this curriculum document - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/computing-skills-progression-grid-ks1-and-2-11727156
Asking Questions - Assembly
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Asking Questions - Assembly

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An assembly about asking good questions. Includes a game of 21 questions, some information and quotes about how to ask effective questions and a video from TED about unanswered questions.
Online Safety Reality Check - Assembly
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Online Safety Reality Check - Assembly

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An assembly aimed at upper KS2, but delivered successfully to all of KS2, refreshing some key online safety ideas, whilst giving some fresh, ‘enlightening’ information to those savvy (but often careless) Year sixes! Notes are included on most slides to aid in delivery. The overall goal is go give the children a bit of a reality check and to remind them that the majority of the Interent is unsafe, especially so if they do not use what they have learnt to keep themselves safe.
Multiplication Arrays, Factors and Square Numbers - Year 4 - Maths Planning and Resources
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Multiplication Arrays, Factors and Square Numbers - Year 4 - Maths Planning and Resources

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As above. Three lessons covering a range of fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills relating to using Multiplication Arrays, Factors and Square Numbers. Includes differentiated resources for all levels of ability. Also includes an assessment activity. Objectives: 1: To know multiplication facts. (Reasoning) 2: To find factor pairs. (Fluency) 3: To know square numbers. (Problem Solving/Reasoning)
Angles and Position - Year 4 Maths Planning and Resources
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Angles and Position - Year 4 Maths Planning and Resources

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As above. Four lessons covering a range of fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills relating to angles, types of angles and position. These lessons focus upon teaching children to identify different types of angles using what they already know about right angles and also to sort, compare and order angles based upon estimations of their size. Includes differentiated resources for all levels of ability and notebook files for modeling. Objectives: 1: To recognise different types of angles.(Fluency) 2: To compare angles. (Fluency) 3: To order sets of angles. (Fluency) 4. To use angles to classify shapes. (Reasoning)
Translations and Coordinates - Year 4 Maths Planning and Resources
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Translations and Coordinates - Year 4 Maths Planning and Resources

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As above. Four lessons covering a range of fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills relating to Translations and Coordinates. These lessons focus upon teaching children to use a coordinates to grid to initially translate a point of a single quadrant grid and then 2d shapes. Also includes a lesson on forming polygons on a grid, using coordinates. Includes differentiated resources for all levels of ability and notebook files for modeling. Objectives: 1: To use coordinates on a grid to form polygons. (Problem Solving) 2: To describe the movement of points on a grid. (Fluency) 3: To translate shapes on a grid. (Fluency) 4. To use angles to classify shapes. (Reasoning)
Computing Skills Progression Grids KS1 and 2 *With E-Safety
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Computing Skills Progression Grids KS1 and 2 *With E-Safety

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A document that charts all the key skills within Computing across all age groups within Key Stage 1 and 2. Taken from the National Curriculum Document; all areas have been broken down and some expanded upon to build a progressive system of skills and abilities that children should exemplify within specific year groups in order to achieve the National Expectation within the subject. Useful for supporting planning across all year groups and for assessing the level of children at any point in the year. Covers Digital Literacy, Computer Science, Programming and E-Safety. What is also good about this document, is that its based on general equipment and resources that are free to use or stocked by almost all primary schools. Update 10/11/18 This document now has an expanded section of e-safety objectives (also included in a separate file for ease of use) taken from the UKCCIS Education framework for a Connected World (https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/education-connected-world) which fully covers all skills and understandings children need throughout primary school to keep safe in our digital world.
Computing Planning - Information Technology and E-Safety - Year 1/ Year 2/ KS1
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Computing Planning - Information Technology and E-Safety - Year 1/ Year 2/ KS1

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A unit of work teaching children basic computing knowledge around what computers are, types of information technology, networks and e-safety. Children will learn to identify computers and technology at school as well as considering networks and the Internet in very straightforward contexts. They will also develop an understanding of technology beyond school and begin to learn how to use and navigate parts of the Internet safely. Each lesson has a differentiated main activity, greater depth activity and an input presentation. Seven Lessons: LO: To recognise information technology around us. LO: To know what a computer is. LO: To understand how computers are connected in a network. LO: To understand the basic functions of a computer. (For schools with desktop/laptop computers) LO: To know the different parts of a tablet device. (For schools with tablet computers/devices) LO: To know how to login to a computer and access shared folders. (Split over two lessons) LO: To know how to keep safe online. Unit is targeted at key stage 1, but could be suitable for other age groups who need to develop basic understandings. Covers skills mapped in this curriculum document - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/computing-skills-progression-grid-ks1-and-2-11727156
Computing Planning - PowerPoint and Presentations - Year 3/ Year 4/ LWKS2
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Computing Planning - PowerPoint and Presentations - Year 3/ Year 4/ LWKS2

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A unit of work aimed at developing children’s knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint. Focuses on intermediate skills, beyond simple word processing. Children will need to have some experience using Microsoft Office and be able to find and collect information and digital media from an online source safely. This was aimed at children in Years 3 and 4, as it was used as part of a rolling curriculum cycle. It includes a range of skills that could be covered in years 3, 4 or 5 depending on the coverage of the Computing curriculum in place at your school. The example context is ‘Light and shadows’ from a science persepctive, but you can easily change this by using another powerpoint (not included) as an example. There is a large focus upon evaluating digital medias, in addition to a full range of skills relating to the use of PowerPoint and creating a presentation for a viewer. To extend the challenge, more focus could be paid to the intended audience and how this would effect the choices of content made. Please note, the example PowerPoint is an example of what the presentation could look like. It is not a presentation of teaching content for children to learn from. Please refer to the planning to see what objectives and input are included for delivery to childrn to learn computing from. Lessons cover: Organising a PPT, Choosing a visual style, Presenting information clearly, Adding and Editing Images, Adding Transitions and Animations, Adding Hyperlinks and Evaluating a PPT. Includes lesson resources to support the teaching of the seven above areas. Links to e-resources can be found in the planning document. Covers skills mapped in this curriculum document - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/computing-skills-progression-grid-ks1-and-2-11727156
Computing Planning - Using a Computer (Mouse, Keyboard and Typing) - Year 1/ Year 2/ KS1
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Computing Planning - Using a Computer (Mouse, Keyboard and Typing) - Year 1/ Year 2/ KS1

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A unit of work teaching children basic computing skills involving the mouse and keyboard. Children will learn how to use the mouse including the different clicks and dragging and the how to change case and other keyboard functions related to typing. The unit finishes with the children applying what they have learnt to type up some writing. Each lesson has an main activity, a greater depth activity and a presentation to aid input and deliver the activities. Seven Lessons: LO: To know how to use a mouse. LO: To know how to drag objects around on screen. LO: To know how to start and manipulate apps and windows. LO: To know how to save and open a file. LO: To know how to type sentences. LO: To know how to copy and paste. LO: To use a word processor to create a piece of work. Unit is targeted at key stage 1, but could be suitable for other age groups who need to develop basic skills. Covers skills mapped in this curriculum document - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/computing-skills-progression-grid-ks1-and-2-11727156
Changes in technology - Assembly - KS2
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Changes in technology - Assembly - KS2

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An assembly focusing on changes in technology and how this affects us, specifically in teaching and learning. Provides opportunity for estbalishing key e-safety expectations and practices around safe technology use and cyber-bullying. Aimed at KS2. Contains notes on the PowerPoint slides for delivery.
Street Child - Year 5/KS2 - Guided Reading Planning
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Street Child - Year 5/KS2 - Guided Reading Planning

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Planning to cover the majority of the book ‘Street Child’ by Berlie Doherty, linked to objectives for reading at a Year 5 level. There is a ‘reading forum’ for each week which introduces the focus and guides you through the associated chapters with questions to ask and discuss. The questions are then collected on sheets for each week for the children to answer. The ‘forum’ lessons can be a single day or cover multiple sessions depending on the speed and ability of the children/readers. Question sheets include a greater depth/challenge section to target more able readers. Objectives Covered: LO: To know how to consider how the author’s use of language impacts the reader. LO: To know how to infer about a character’s thoughts or feelings. LO: To know how to make inferences about a character from their actions. LO: To know how to use evidence from a text to justify inferences. LO: To know how to consider the feelings different characters have to events in a text. LO: To know how to make comparisons between events and ideas within the same book.
Fractions and Equivalents - Year 4 Maths Planning and Resources
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Fractions and Equivalents - Year 4 Maths Planning and Resources

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As above. Four lessons covering a range of fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills relating to finding fractions, fractions of amounts and equivalent fractions. These lessons focus upon teaching children to identify unit and non-unit fractions using shapes and then to find matching equivalent fractions and reason about what they have found. Children also learn to find a fraction of a number or amount. Includes differentiated resources for all levels of ability and some notebook files for modeling. Objectives: 1: To find fractions of shapes. (Fluency) 2: To find the area of regular 2D shapes . (Fluency) 3: To find the area of compound shapes. (Reasoning) 4. To find the area of triangles. (Problem Solving)
Statistics: Interpreting Two Way Tables and Timetables - Year 5 Maths Planning and Resources
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Statistics: Interpreting Two Way Tables and Timetables - Year 5 Maths Planning and Resources

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As above. Two lessons covering a range of fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills relating to statistics and interpreting two-way tables and timetables. These lessons focus upon teaching children to interpret the information in a table or timetable and then using the the information they find to reason and solve problems. Includes differentiated resources for all levels of ability and some notebook files and PowerPoints for modeling. Objectives: 1: To interpret data in a two-way table. (Fluency and Problem Solving) 2: To interpret information in a timetable. (Reasoning and Problem Solving)
Place Value 4 digit numbers - Year 4 - Maths Planning and Resources
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Place Value 4 digit numbers - Year 4 - Maths Planning and Resources

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As above. Five lessons covering a range of fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills all relating to 4 digit numbers. Includes all resources (additional worksheets may be required for lesson 1 if you do not have access to B10 - resources freely available online), notebook files for modelling and toolkits. Also includes an assessment activity to gauge the children’s retention of the teaching across all areas: Fluency, Reasoning and Problem Solving. Objectives: 1: To recognise place value in 4 digit numbers (Fluency) 2: To represent and estimate place value using arrays (Reasoning/Problem Solving) 3: To compare 4 digit numbers (Fluency) 4: To order sets of 4 digit numbers (Problem Solving) 5: To count in multiples of 1000 (Reasoning)