Computing Overview 2023-24
|Our Computing Curriculum has been designed to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum (2014). We teach pupils to be safe and responsible online, following the SMART approach. Online Safety is taught on a frequent basis during the school year (one lesson per half term). We aim to teach pupils to become computer literate, using I.T systems quickly and efficiently. Our Computing Curriculum has been designed to teach pupils how I.T systems work (including the internet), computer networks and how a computer itself works. Pupils also have the opportunity to develop their programming skills in a variety of engaging and interactive contexts.|
|Computing is taught on a weekly basis, lessons lasting 60 minutes. Pupils learn the importance of keeping themselves and others safe online, develop their Computing skills (using a range of programmes and software) and enhance their programming skills (following Teach Computing’s programming units).|
Through regular lessons, pupils understanding the importance of Online Safety. We follow ELIM’s Online Safety scheme of work to deliver our Online Safety Curriculum. Pupils know what to do if they come across something online which worries or upsets them. These sessions are relevant and upto-date and are delivered using a variety of resources and through conversations. Online Safety is taught on a half-termly basis, with lessons lasting 60 minutes.
We follow ‘Teach Computing’s’ scheme of work to deliver our ‘Core’ Computing Curriculum. Each half-term unit has a key theme or focus, which is followed throughout the school:
– Autumn Term 1A – Computing Systems & Networks
– Autumn Term 1B – Creating Media A
– Spring Term 2A – Programming A
– Spring Term 2B – Data & Information
– Summer Term 3A – Creating Media B
– Summer Term 3B – Programming B
Pupils are taught to and use a range of computing devices, including laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, Micro:bit Robots, Beebots & Roamer Robots as part of their computing lessons. Our Computing Curriculum is regularly reviewed to ensure it remains relevant, and that it continues to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum.
|– 83% of KS2 pupils are achieving the ‘Expected’ standard in Computing.|
– 79% of KS1 pupils are achieving the ‘Expected’ standard in Computing.
– Pupils really enjoy Computing and there is effective coverage/progress across the school (see evidence of learning for further information).