Our Computing curriculum aims to provide children with an ambitious and enriching education in computing. It is now more information than ever in this digital world, that children understand how to use technology positively, safety and responsibly and that they see good models of this. We want our children to see all the opportunities that are available to them through technology, equipping them to use digital devices, computational thinking and creativity to understand the world outside of school.
The national curriculum for Computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
- can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
- can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
- can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
- are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
We aim to motivate and inspire children through a curriculum that stimulates, engages and challenges all learners. Our curriculum aims to develop children to use ICT and computational thinking to create work, solve problems and develop thinking which in turn will help them to contribute to the society they live in, as adults.
Computing at Brookfield is designed to excite the children and engage them in different ways whilst still teaching the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding. Our Computing curriculum ensure effective progression across all year groups. Specific vocabulary for each unit is taught and built upon and effective questioning to communicate ideas is encouraged.
Our School Mission Statement of ‘Many hearts make a school’ and our Learning Powers, are at the heart of our curriculum and all that we do at Brookfield Community Primary School.
In Computing we implement an inclusive curriculum that meets the needs of all pupils including those with special educational needs and the more able.
The curriculum is progressive and based on the needs of our children. Computing skills are built into lessons, in order to embed transferable, lifelong skills.
At the beginning of each unit, children share their prior knowledge, which informs planning and teaching. A series of stimulating lessons are planned, with clear knowledge and skills -based learning objectives and subject-specific vocabulary. End of unit assessment tasks are used to demonstrate progress, knowledge and understanding. Teachers assess learning in Computing against knowledge-based and skills-based learning objectives.
Our curriculum is delivered through highly effective ‘quality first teaching’ as described in the Teaching and Learning Policy. Enrichment opportunities, including inspirational visitors and exciting educational visits, provide our children with rich experiences and enhance teaching, learning and knowledge.
Our well-planned Computing curriculum ensures that children are given essential knowledge and skills.
All pupils’ learning is progressive, developmental and stimulating. Teaching ensures that children develop learning powers enabling each one to be the best they can be.