Today we held a Computing Curriculum meeting where parents learned a bit more about how our curriculum is delivered through PurpleMash and had the opportunity to explore the platform.
What the National Curriculum says
“A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.”
National Curriculum 2014
Three strands of computing skills
- Digital Literacy
- Information Technology
- Computer Science
- Using technology safely, respectfully and responsibly.
- Evaluating content and appropriateness of websites
- Communication and collaboration
- Personal information
- Reporting concerns
- Using technology to analyse, present and evaluate data. Eg. spreadsheets
- Communication and presentation. Eg. Word processing
- Search technologies
- Creativity g. Movie making / Animation / Music / Art
- Using technology to solve problems.
- Logical Reasoning
- How computer networks operate
- Embedded within our Computing curriculum
- Internet Safety Day Tuesday 11th February 2020
More information can be found in the Computing section on the website.