Computing

We have changed our Computing scheme of work to bring it in line with the new National Curriculum Computing Program of study for September 2014.

There have been some significant changes to the computing curriculum with a greater emphasis on pupils’ understanding of technology, e-safety and the development of programming skills. We have implemented a new scheme of work to reflect these changes.

The Computing scheme covers all year groups Years 1 – 6. It is divided into computing and programming. The scheme allows us to cover the three main overarching strands; Digital Literacy, Computer Science and Information Technology.

Digital Literacy: Pupils learn about how to become good digital citizens they build their knowledge on how communication tools, networking and the internet works whilst understanding the importance of keeping safe.

Computer Science: Pupils learn how the technology in our world is controlled through instructions and how computers need these programs to work. Pupils will learn how to write these programs using visual programming and simple text based languages.

Information Technology: Pupils learn how to use a range of creative tools to support learning across different subject areas, using multimedia, word-processing, digital imagery and manipulating sound and video. They learn how to collect sort and manipulate data to answer questions.            

Clear objectives and pupil outcomes allow teachers to make decisions about how they teach all aspects of the computing curriculum. A cross curricular approach is at the heart of the scheme and includes the flexibility to use any software and devices that our school already has in order to achieve these outcomes.

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