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Intent

 

The aim of our Computing curriculum is to prepare children for the significant role that technology plays in our society today. We believe that by equipping children with high- quality and rich learning experiences within the computing curriculum they will be able to participate effectively and safely in this digital world.

The computing curriculum has deep links with Mathematics, Science and Design Technology. At the heart of our Computing curriculum, is Computer Science in which children are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. It is also our aim to ensure that all pupils are digitally literate and prepared to be participants in a digital world.

 

Implementation

 

At Roscoe Primary, we use the 2Simple scheme of learning Purple Mash. This scheme provides a basis to build upon with its individual lessons plans, tailored units and built in CPD. Computing skills are taught both discretely and through a cross – curricular approach, enhancing all aspects of the curriculum. Our carefully planned Computing curriculum also puts online safety at its forefront. A progression of skills is carefully designed to ensure children develop their knowledge and understanding throughout their school life. Our Computer suite alongside each class set of Ipads, enables computing to be taught to the highest standard.

 

Impact

 

Our high-quality and well-planned curriculum ensures that children make progress throughout their school life and are well prepared for the digital world beyond school. Children will be confident in using a range of hardware and software and will understand and apply the fundamental principles of computer science. They will also use problem solving, logical thinking and self-evaluation skills they learn and apply these to the wider world.

Computing at Roscoe in Action

Useful Links

 

Safer Internet Centre - https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/young-people/resources-3-11s 

 

BBC Own it - https://www.bbc.com/ownit 

 

Newsround - https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/13908828 

 

Coding - https://code.org/ 

 

Vodaphone Digital Parenting - https://www.vodafone.co.uk/mobile/digital-parenting 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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