Computing Curriculum Overview:
All children to leave Meadowdale Primary School confident, capable, and creative users of digital technology, with a secure understanding of the fundamental principles of computing science and as safe, responsible and discerning digital citizens.
Our computing scheme of work is adapted from the ‘Teach Computing’ Curriculum and covers all aspects of the curriculum. This scheme was chosen as it has been created by subject experts and based on the latest pedagogical research. The innovative progressive framework provides computing content (concepts, knowledge, skills and objectives) which has been organised into interconnected networks known as learning graphs.
The curriculum can be broken down into 3 strands: computer science, information technology and digital literacy.
The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure all pupils:
- can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation (Computer science)
- can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems (Computer science)
- can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems (Information technology)
- are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology. (Digital literacy)
The safety of our pupils is paramount and in addition to the scheme, online safety is taught through the Cambridgeshire Primary Personally Development Programme Scheme and Project Evolve. We take online safety very seriously and we aim to give all our children the necessary skills to keep themselves safe online.
The objectives with these schemes is to promote the development of safe and appropriate long-term behaviours, and support educators in shaping the culture within their setting and beyond. These two schemes cover a range of online safety which include:
- Self-image and identity
- Online relationships
- Online reputation
- Online bullying
- Managing online information
- Health, well-being and lifestyle
- Privacy and Security
- Copyright and Ownership.
To help with our implementation of the computing curriculum we have a variety of hardware available to all teachers, including:
- A class set of iPad’s
- Bee Bits
- Computing suite
Each classroom is provided with:
- A visualiser
- A teacher laptop
- Interactive Whiteboard.
In addition to this, all children are provided with a Microsoft Teams account where work can be accessed in school and remotely.