We want to prepare our pupils for this technology-driven, ever-changing world where innovation is at the heart of our lives. We want our pupils to be both engaged in their learning and engaging future citizens, and through Computing our pupils can keep up with this rapidly changing scene to fully engage with the wider world. Additionally our cohort of EAL children and any children with additional needs are assimilated easily into Computing lessons due to the creative and visual content.
Our intent is to ensure that during their time with us; each of our children has the opportunity to develop their Computing skills whilst having fun, developing their knowledge of Computing terms and enhancing their expertise.
Each half term teachers plan and deliver the curriculum through a consistent approach. As part of this process, staff plan for and implement the following –
- A wider curriculum overview map that incorporates the National Curriculum objectives for that year group into the Computing section.
- Comprehensive Medium Term Plans that include progression statements for Computingtaught within that Topic that half term and prior learning to build upon;
- A Computing section on a knowledge organiser that outlines the key knowledge and skills that the children will be learning that half term
- A series of lessons that build on the prior ones and careful consideration for revisiting knowledge, progression and depth. These lessons are taken from the 3BM Schemes of Work where applicable and have been chosen to match Topics where possible.
- An annual whole-school Computing Day dedicated to celebrating STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths – where Computing underpins the entire day.
We measure the impact of our Computing curriculum each half term through the following:
- Pupil, evaluations of each half-termly computing topic that are used to inform future curriculum design and evaluating the effectiveness of the curriculum
- A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes through informal tracking of subject progressions;
- Termly Computing Assessments using the age-appropriate Subject Progressions;
- A Portfolio of ‘wider curriculum’ opportunities within the Curriculum Scrapbooks
Embedding all of our Computing teaching is E-Safety so that pupils have the knowledge, skills and understanding to be safe and responsible online – Click Here for guidance from the London Grid for Learning.
Our E-SAFETY PAGE has lots of information for parents, as well as links to other websites that can help with e-safety.
For more information about keeping children safe online at home click here, visit this link for social media safety or for gaming safety information click here.
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