North Mymms St Mary's

CE Primary School

Overflowing with Thankfulness, Inspiration and Joy

Year 1

Online Safety




Children will discuss the internet and different types of technology. We will read a story about “Smartie the Penguin” who gets a new tablet for his birthday. We will follow Smartie’s adventures and help him make some sensible decisions as he learns how to be safe online.


 Safer Internet Day - SID – is on the 11th February 2020.

 The focus this year will be “Together for a Better Internet".

 The children will be doing age appropriate workshops the entire week.


Online safety is embedded in all the children's units


Autumn Term Computing:


Discovering Programming Children to be able to name external parts of a computer. To explore programmable devices relating to inputs and outputs, To be able to understand and create a simple algorithm to achieve a specific objective or target. To write a program to instruct a physical and/or onscreen device to achieve an objective or target. Test, debug, refine. Predict and test the outcome of a program written by a peer. Suggest improvements.


Spring Term Computing:


Let’s Create – To explore digital texts, using varied devices and software to create digital content. To be able to create a picture linked to a curriculum theme (story, poem, rhyme, song explanation etc.)

To create a simple sentence related to their picture

To create a digital sound recording related to their picture

   Share their work with others talking about the digital resources they chose to use and reviewing       how they might change or improve their work.


Summer Term Computing:


Visual Information – Children investigate how to derive information from different sources.  They create graphs and charts and make general statements. They use data-loggers to explore environmental conditions. They organise objects using branching databases.  They explore how computers might sort objects, noting the process of Repeat. To use eSafe practice. For children to use appropriate software to organise some existing data in a simple pictogram/chart.  Use this to make some general statements about the data. Use a branching database to identify specific objects. Suggestive a “better” alternative for one of the questions in the branching database.