Computing

COMPUTING CURRICULUM

 

AIMS:

Children will understand how to use computing in a responsible manner and will enable them to stay safe. The curriculum is broad and balanced and covers all three strands of computing: Computer Science, Digital Literacy (Inc. Online Safety) and information technology. It is imaginative, stimulating, progressive and set in contexts meaningful to the children. Children will apply using their knowledge, skills and understanding in realistic and challenging situations to communicate, input and analyse data, to program products and to produce digital art and music (creative expression).

 

APPROACH:

• Lego We Do (programming)

• BBC Microbits (programming)

• ILearn (creative application)

• Office 365 (information communication technology, data handling)

• CREST Awards https://www.crestawards.org/

 

Our pupils have access to technology to facilitate and enrich learning across the curriculum. In addition, they have access to our STEM Room which facilitates explicit teaching opportunities within the computing curriculum and STEM subjects within an environment resources to enable high quality learning opportunities and outcomes.

 

COVERAGE AND PROGRESSION:

To view the Computing coverage map and progression of skills, please see our curriculum document 2020/21, which may be accessed via the link below.

 

SUBJECT POLICY:

Our Computing Policy is to be found via this link: School Policies