North Mymms St Mary's

CE Primary School

Overflowing with Thankfulness, Inspiration and Joy

Year 3

Online Safety



In year 3  the children will be talking about technology and life online. We will watch a clip and discuss the adventures of Sam, Ellie and Alfie as they form a band and enter their school's Battle of the Bands contest, taking on the mean but 'cool' Popcorn Wizards as they go. The three friends learn that while the internet can help them in pursuit of their goal, they need to use it wisely and safely.


 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:


Bringing images to life - Plan and create an animation to convey an idea/message. To include an algorithm and onscreen programming language. Create digital images to convey an idea or message. Compare projects.


Spring Term Computing:


Programming Games - Children explore simulations, investigating the structure and exploring how they might be programmed.  To begin to note that abstraction can simplify them.  To decompose tasks, creating and debugging algorithms and understanding how algorithms support the programming process. Write, test, debug and refine programs to achieve specific objectives, using sequence, repetition and procedures.  Explore selection in digital and natural systems. Design an algorithm for an onscreen programming task (for example a pattern or design), which includes repeat functions and ideally procedures.

Use an onscreen programming language to write the program.


Summer Term Computing:


Keeping Informed- Children understand the difference between data and information. They use sensors, data-loggers and other tools as part of their investigations.  They use branching and flat-file databases to enter, organise and search data, deriving information which they present in different forms. Individually research and enter data into a database around a new theme/topic (this could include data gathered using sensors).Use the database to answer their own and others’ questions, presenting at least one of their answers as a graph.