COMPUTING CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
At Bournehall Primary School we value computing because:
- it enables us to communicate our ideas with others
- it makes our thinking visible
- writing down our ideas helps us preserve them so that we can reflect on them later
- it promotes our ability to pose worthwhile questions
- it is portable and permanent, making our thinking visible
- it equips us with the communication and thinking skills we need to participate effectively in society.
- it makes an increasingly important contribution to all aspects of life
A COMPUTING LITERATE PUPIL:
- is competent in coding for a variety of practical and inventive purposes; including the application of ideas within other subjects.
- has the ability to connect with others safely and respectfully; understanding the need to act within the law and with moral and ethical integrity.
- has an understanding of the connected nature of devices.
- has the ability to communicate ideas well by using applications and devices throughout the curriculum.
- has the ability to collect, organise and manipulate data effectively.
Chris Quigley – Essentials Curriculum
CONDITIONS FOR LEARNING
Children tell us that they enjoy computing and learn best when they:
- link it to other subjects
- can present and share their finished projects
- use different resources (hardware and software)
- work in groups
- learn new skills in familiar software (PowerPoint, Word etc)
- use it in context
- takes into account pupils’ prior knowledge and understanding
- has a context that connects with children’s own lives and experiences
- makes good use of resources that are exciting, high quality and in a quantity that allows full participation
- supports children’s application and development of basic skills through communicating their understanding in different ways.
- revise, revisit and secure previously learned concepts
- provide plenty of opportunities to problem solve and explore possibilities
- encourage creative thinking, explaining and reasoning
- make good use of resources that are exciting, high quality and are of a quantity that allow full participation
"Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you want to pursue a carer in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn." Stephen Hawking
"The Internet is becoming the town square of the global village of tomorrow." Bill Gates