Our Lady & St. Werburgh's Catholic Primary School

Fiat Voluntas Dei - May God's will be done

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Our Lady & St. Werburgh's Catholic Primary School

Latest updates.

Since my last update a lot has happenend including another lockdown. I want to thank each and every one of you for all the hard work you put in during remote learning. The engagement from all the children and those of you who supported them was simply fantastic! They spent lots of time exploring how to use digital tools on Seesaw, investigating algorithms through creating dance routines, using shapes to create pictures, learning about different types of digital systems, coding and understanding the importance of staying safe online.

Since the summer term began the children have been developing their computational skills and logical reasoning. They are beginning to understand the concept of decomposition (breaking things down into smaller pieces) They have looked at familar poems and decomposed them into smaller parts. In KS2 the children have been decomposing and writing their own gamebooks. More recently we have been looking at databases: from collecting the data via a survey and how to represent that data in different ways like a tally chart or a bar chart. In KS2 we have been looking at spreadsheets and are beginning to understand about cells and how to reference those cells to the correct data within that cell. The children now also understand that a database is a record made up of fields and data.

See below for some of the amazing work the children have produced.

Spring Term.

01000 01001!

What better way to start a new term than beginning to understand and learn about Pixels and Binary Numbers!

The children have created some great pixel art in their groups and are also beginning to understand how binary digits (Bits) work inside a computer.

Some examples of their work are below.


Autumn Term 1

Since being back at school the children across all year groups have been able to engage and learn in exciting Computing lessons within the classroom.

We have been discovering the different parts of a computer, from a Monitor and Keyboard, to the more intricate components such as a CPU or motherboard.

The children have also been recognising the differences between Hardware and Software.

Reception children have been exploring using devices to record their own musical compositions. They have also delved into the world of coding and algorithms by: learning how to reorder stories and nursery rhymes when they are mixed up, giving and ordering instructions on how to make a sandwich and using simple coding commands to control a Bee Bot. As well as 'debugging' (problem solving) when the instructions given are not quite right.

Towards the end of term all classes have also progressed in their understanding of the importance of staying safe when using devices to play games, watch videos and use the internet.

Reception using recording devices to record their own Musical Compositions

Anja in Y4 has been using her Computing skills at home to create this wonder digital piece of Art. Well Done.

Safer Internet day

In February 2020 the children took part in safer internet day. All classes enjoyed learning about the theme 'Free to be me'.

Hour of code

In Dec 2019 the children across the school took part in the 'Hour of Code'.  All classes were given the opportunity to explore coding and programming. Through various different activities, children were able to read, write and produce algorithms. They were also introduced into ways of debugging (finding a way of fixing problems) when writing code. 

Useful websites

Coding fun

Dance mat typing


Code Combat




Mr P ICT home learning ideas

Chrome Music Lab


Curriculum – Computing

In Key Stage One your child will learn:

Computer Science

  • Read and produce a set of instructions that others can follow and that result in a planned outcome.
  • Program a short sequence of commands.
  • Program and test a simple program. 
  • Create algorithms to solve simple problems.

Digital Literacy

  • Move around a website using buttons and imagine links.
  • Find answers to simple questions using a website.
  • Use drawing and text tools to give information.
  • Enter the address of a website.
  • Move around web content with purpose.
  • Use a range of devices. 

Information Technology

  • Enter simple sentences using a keyboard.
  • Use a mouse to point, click and drag objects around a screen.
  • Select icons, items and print/save/retrieve work.
  • Navigate documents.
  • Create simple presentations  that communicate meaning.

E Safety

  • Identify ways to keep safe online.
  • Identify ways to use computers safely.
  • Know that some information needs to be kept safe.
In Key Stage Two your child will learn:

Computer Science

  • Write and amend computer programs.
  • Use repeats and loops, repetition, variables and conditional statements in computer programs.
  • Test, debug and refine algorithms and programs.
  • Know that commands can be given in shorter form.

Digital Literacy

  • Use search technology and clear search terms to view web pages and obtain data.
  • Use a number of internet services, checking for accuracy and reliability.
  • Create digital content for specific audiences and purposes.
  • Use feedback to improve digital content.
  • Identify improvements and refine their own work. 

Information Technology

  • Understand that information in the form of text, sound and pictures can be combined to create digital content.
  • Create digital content that incorporates text, images and sound.
  • Recognise the audience when creating digital content.
  • Use advanced features of word processing or presentation software.
  • Use and create databases.

E Safety

  • Identify ways of keeping safe online and to report any concerns.
  • Communicate effectively and safely online.
  • Use search criteria efficiently to find information and to check it for accuracy and reliability.