Computing is an essential part of the curriculum; a subject that not only stands alone but is an integral part of all learning. Computing, in general, is a significant part of everyone’s daily life and children should be at the forefront of new technologies; understand how to use and adapt them for their own needs. Computing within schools can therefore provide a wealth of learning opportunities and transferrable skills across the curriculum and their daily lives. Through this scheme of work children will develop a wide range of fundamental skills, knowledge and understanding that will ensure they are masters of using technology safely and creatively. They will be ready for their world.
We have broken up our scheme into manageable blocks to ensure children have key understanding in every year group. Each block consists of 4 lessons with block 6 being a recap of other key skills learnt.
The impact and measure of this is to ensure children not only acquire the appropriate age-related knowledge linked to the computing curriculum, but also skills which equip them to progress from their starting points, and within their everyday lives. This curriculum is reviewed every two years to keep up with advances in technology and will hopefully shift with the development of the children’s skills.
All children will have:
- A wider variety of skills to make them digitally literate,
- A richer vocabulary which will enable to articulate their understanding of taught concepts,
- High aspirations, which will see them through to further study, work and a successful adult life.
- A curiosity for the world around them which will enable them to be inquisitive and question new concepts which come their way.
- Respect for themselves and their peers in an ever-growing technological world. Children will leave St John’s ready for life in their own Modern Britain.