At Capel we aim to provide the foundations for understanding the world through Computing knowledge, behaviours, and skills that will empower and enable all as competent citizens regardless of social status, race, gender, nationality, and religion; helping to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
We believe Computing is successful when we:
- achieve, understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
- creatively analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
- actively evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
- are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
Click here to see how we teach Computing at Capel Manor.
At Capel Manor we are dedicated to ensuring that every child is electronically safe and that children are empowered to report and manage their digital activity, whether it be on a tablet, computer, phone, social network or while gaming. With the ever expanding nature of our digital world, it is vital that we are all aware of the dangers and know how to be safe.
As part of this we have asked all staff, children and parents/carers to sign an ‘Acceptable Use Agreement’ outlining all expectations around being safe Online; especially when it comes to children.
You can review these on the following links:
Here are some suggested websites and apps that children - and parents - can try at home:
https://www.j2e.com/j2code/ - J2code
http://www.crunchzilla.com/code-monster - Code Monster
https://scratch.mit.edu/ - Scratch
https://www.tynker.com/hour-of-code/ - Tynker, Hour of Code
https://www.codeforlife.education/rapidrouter/ - Rapid Router
https://www.kodable.com/ - Kodable
https://www.codecademy.com/ - Codecademy
https://code.org/ - Code.org
https://blockly-games.appspot.com/maze - Blocky Maze
http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3c6tfr - BBC Touch-typing - Dance Mat
http://www.abcya.com/ - ABCya!
http://www.artisancam.org.uk/ - ArtisanCam
http://www.swiggle.org.uk/# - Swiggle
https://www.certstaff.com/computers-for-kids.html - Computers for Kids!
Apps (iPads, tablets and Smart phones):
Scratch Junior, Daisy the Disnosaur, Sock Puppets, Puppet Pals, Zooburst, Music Sparkles, ALEX, Hopscotch, Kodu, Tynker, Dynamicart lite, Pic Collage, Art Set / Doodlebuddy, Singing Fingers
Below are some projects we have worked on so far.
Year 3 - Anglo-Saxons - VR Lesson
Coding with Scratch
Year 4 - Spain - VR Lesson
We Are Co - Authors!
Year 6 - Parts of a Laptop