Through the teaching of computing, we aim to equip the children with all the necessary skills to become independent learners. With a combination of learning focussed on computational thinking, digital literacy and online safety, we aim for children to become confident in their learning today and also in a future where technology will play a key part in everyday life. The children will see the creative potential of technology and have the confidence to use it in original ways.
Our computing curriculum intent can be reviewed here:
The National Curriculum (2014) outlines the expectation for both KS1 and KS2 and can be viewed here:
Using this document as a starting point we have developed a computing curriculum which looks at the key skills and vocabulary required from reception to year 6.
Having developed our curriculum we investigated schemes of work to see if we could find one that matched our intent and delivered the skills outlined in our curriculum. After a period of review we decided to adopt the Knowsley City Learning Centre scheme of work for reception to year 6.
In addition to the use of the Knowsley scheme staff have also received Barefoot Computing training.