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Computing

Intent of our computing curriculum, provision and enrichment

 

The intent of our computing curriculum is to develop deep knowledge of the use of technology and encourage children to appreciate the capabilities of a range of software and programs. Pupils will create, organise, communicate and collaborate with others, growing in confidence when encountering new technology.  Pupils will flourish as creative and curious digital citizens, responsibly using a range of transferable skills to thrive in their future within a changing landscape of technology.

Implementation

 

  • Our computing curriculum distinguishes between subject topics and threshold concepts – subject topics are the specific aspects of the subjects that are studied; threshold concepts are explored in a wide breadth of topics and enable us to make links between the subject topics
  • Progression is provided through ‘Milestones’, each of which includes the procedural and semantic knowledge that children need in order to understand the threshold concepts
  • Learning journeys are used to organise knowledge into meaningful units and enable children to make meaningful links between subject topics
  • Recognising that the development of depth of understanding takes time, each milestone enables children to make gradual progress in their procedural fluency and semantic strength. The timescale for sustained mastery is, therefore, two years of study
  • Our content is subject specific, with clear intra-curricular links identified
  • Retrieval of previously learned content is frequent and regular
  • Spaced repetition and continuous provision provide opportunities to increase storage and retrieval strength
  • Interleaving within a 2-year cycle enables children to discriminate between topics and aids long-term retention
  • Computing is taught discretely through a variety of enriching teaching approaches, including application to cross-curricular tasks
  • Computing tools are available and used across the curriculum
  • We embrace a wide range of opportunities, providing access to experiences that will enrich the learning journey of our pupils, including educational trips, visits from specialists, themed days and use of our outside environment (including the Woodland Classroom) are used to enhance the curriculum and develop a love of computing. We also have a well-established weekly Coding Club.

Inclusivity 

 

Valuing every child as a unique individual, teaching and learning will be adapted to ensure equitable provision, representing all protective characteristics. 

Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development

 

Within our computing curriculum, we explore and make connections with a balance of spiritual, moral, social and cultural aspects in order to prepare our children for life in modern Britain and our diverse world. 

Progression Knowledge

 

We have created comprehensive documents which include our whole school curriculum progression for Computing. The school uses the threshold concepts of the Chris Quigley curriculum to form its subject progression.

For copyright reasons, this document is not published on our website, but is available on request

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Pupil voice 

 

 I like typing out and publishing my stories.

 I like learning about computers and it is fun!

 I find it fun to explore different websites.

 I like playing games and finding out new things.

 It is important for our future because we learn how to stay safe online.

 I like how we are learning to be safe online.

 You can learn skills for your job in the future.

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E- Safety

E-safety is very important to us. 

In the link below you will find lots of information and tips on how to keep your child safe on line. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/curations/stay-safe

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