Computing curriculum meeting

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.

Download the presentation from the meeting, or read on to find out what we talked about.

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

 

Digital literacy

  • Using technology safely, respectfully and responsibly.
  • Evaluating content and appropriateness of websites
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Personal information
  • Reporting concerns
  • E-Safety

 

Information Technology

  • 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

 

Computer Science

  • Using technology to solve problems.
  • Algorithms/Programming
  • Debugging
  • Logical Reasoning
  • How computer networks operate

 

Our curriculum

A screenshot from the computing curriculum

 

PurpleMash

Assessment

Screenshot from PurpleMash, to illustrate the software

 

E-Safety

  • Embedded within our Computing curriculum
  • Internet Safety Day Tuesday 11th February 2020

 

More information can be found in the Computing section on the website.

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