Our computing curriculum covers all aspects of the NC computing programme of study in order to equip pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. It embeds a thorough e-safety curriculum throughout our school . It aims to help every teacher delivering computing lesson to gain the confidence to teach computing with easy-to-access CPD. For most classes, a specialist computing teacher will deliver lessons.
Our computing curriculum covers all the requirements of the National Curriculum computing programme of study in a way that’s intended to develop pupils’ understanding of the concepts, practices and perspectives that underpin programming and other aspects of computer science, whilst providing ample opportunity for creative, collaborative project work in which pupils can acquire the information technology skills they’ll need, as well as helping pupils to understand the implications of technology for individuals and society as they become digitally literate. Ideas of learning through experiment, discussion and making are woven through the scheme. The topic-based approach provides enough flexibility to link these activities with work in other subjects. We aim to help every teacher delivering computing lesson to gain the confidence to teach computing with easy-to-access CPD from the 'Rising Stars' website and support from the subject leader, colleagues and external CPD where necessary.
The curriculum follows the recommendations of the DfE’s National Curriculum Expert Panel and the statutory attainment target in relating all assessment to the content of the programme of study. Each unit includes a number of assessable outcomes, presented in the format ‘all children can...’, ‘most children can... ’ and ‘some children can...’, which are then mapped to corresponding statements from the programme of study. So, a single unit could allow pupils to demonstrate learning relating to several bullet points from the programme of study.
Each unit includes suggestions for how pupils with SEN/D can be better supported in activities, as well as ideas for supporting pupils who are learning English as an additional language. There are extension activities for both school and home. Some activities can use paired and group work.
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