Curriculum Team Leaders
Mrs L Graham
Mrs T Bacciochi
Mrs S Taj
Mr N Foley
At Peters Hill, our Computing curriculum strives towards the following aims:
To make concepts, hardware and software engaging and accessible to the pupils and enable them to progress.
To develop a good grasp of the architecture of the subject, its key concepts and big ideas. These are the concepts and ideas that are used to create the computing vision and are essential to effective teaching.
Make these concepts transparent and help children to think logically and to develop transferable computing understanding.
To take children beyond learning a set of isolated facts and move them into the realms of informed thinking through a clearly linked approach to teaching.
We believe that in Computing, all children should:
Deepen their understanding of programming and debugging.
Develop their ability to collect and present data.
Learn a variety of artistic and communicative media.
Understand how to stay safe on the internet and develop a responsible use of technology.
Children become proficielnt in Computing through the development of the following pathways:
Pathway 1 - Programming
Pathway 2 - Data handling
Pathway 3 - Multimedia
Pathway 4 - E-Safety
Pathway 5 - Technology in Our Lives
Knowledge is sequenced to ensure that learning is reviewed and built upon to enable gaps in understanding and experience to be closed.
Curriculum Drivers - How do our whole school values link to the subject?
AMBITION (Success) – Knowledge organisers will be in place to ensure learning outcomes are ambitious for all pupils. Key knowledge will be clearly established and linked to previous learning. Lessons will aim for a depth of understanding through the subject ‘deep ideas’ themes. Children will have a desire for success as a digital citizen and be excited to transfer knowledge into larger projects and collaborations.
BELIEF (Confidence) – All children will have the opportunity to reflect on learning and see how their knowledge is improving over time. Learning Logs and live screen recording will show pupils the progress they are making and give the self-belief that they can achieve well In computing. Children will have belief in their ability as a digital citizen, being able to show confidence in their understanding of computing concepts and their own innovation.
COMPASSION (Motivation) – Children will be encouraged to find out about the world they live in and ask appropriate questions to deepen their understanding. They will be motivated to seek out further knowledge and self-improvements through strategies such as trial and error, debugging, troubleshooting and critical evaluation of their own and others’ work.They will be motivated to show that they know more by the end of a topic. Children will be motivated by a ‘hands on’ approach to learning about computing.
PRIDE (Knowledge) – Knowledge will be shared with all children through knowledge organisers and good teaching. All staff will teach computing with a clear understanding of what has come before and how this links to todays learning. Deep ideas will be developed for children on a regular basis.
RESPECT (Responsibility) – Children will develop a responsibility for learning about the world around them and the role they play as digital citizens. They will work with a range of resources respectfully.
Please see the documents below outlining our whole school overview for Computing.
|Computing NC PoS||20th January 2022||Download >|
|Computing Curriculum Pathway||20th January 2022||Download >|
|Computing Topic Overview||20th January 2022||Download >|