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Computing at St Georges

At St Georges we use the Teach Computing Curriculum through the use of laptops and Chromebooks from when the children start school in the Foundation Stage. The units for key stages 1 and 2 are based on a spiral curriculum. This means that each of the themes is revisited regularly (at least once in each year group), and pupils revisit each theme through a new unit that consolidates and builds on prior learning within that theme. This style of curriculum design reduces the amount of knowledge lost through forgetting, as topics are revisited yearly. It also ensures that connections are made even if different teachers are teaching the units within a theme in consecutive years.

 

Inclusive and ambitious

Our Computing Curriculum has been written to support all pupils. Each lesson is sequenced so that it builds on the learning from the previous lesson, and where appropriate, activities are scaffolded so that all pupils can succeed and thrive. Scaffolded activities provide pupils with extra resources, such as visual prompts, to reach the same learning goals as the rest of the class. Exploratory tasks during continuous provision and challenge time foster a deeper understanding of a concept, encouraging pupils to apply their learning in different contexts and make connections with other learning experiences.

 

Learning outcomes

All learning outcomes are organised into these ten strands:

■ Algorithms — Be able to comprehend, design, create, and evaluate algorithms

■Computer networks — Understand how networks can be used to retrieve and share information, and how they come with associated risks

■ Computer systems — Understand what a computer is, and how its constituent parts function together as a whole

■Creating media — Select and create a range of media including text, images, sounds, and video

■Data and information — Understand how data is stored, organised, and used to represent real-world artefacts and scenarios

■Design and development — Understand the activities involved in planning, creating, and evaluating computing artefacts

■Effective use of tools — Use software tools to support computing work

■Impact of technology — Understand how individuals, systems, and society as a whole interact with computer systems

■ Programming — Create software to allow computers to solve problems

■Safety and security — Understand risks when using technology, and how to protect individuals and systems

 

 

Computing in action

Curriculum Map for Computing

We are committed to making on-going improvements to our E-safeguarding provision within school. We are registered with 360 degree E-Safe and regularly review and evaluate the progress we are making. We are proud to have received this certificate which recognises our commitment. Further information can be found at: http://www.360safe.org.uk

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