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Subject Leader: Miss Collins

 

 

Our Intent

 

At Eye C of E Primary School, we are dedicated to providing high quality Computing Education for our children. We believe that all of our children should develop a love of Computing as well as be confident to learn and develop new skills. We aim to teach our computing curriculum through all of our lessons across the curriculum and not just stand alone computing lessons. We ensure all our children are equipped with the skills they need to stay safe in the digital world we live in.

 

How do we teach it?

 

At Eye Primary C of E Primary School, we are very fortunate to have a vast amount of technology. This enables us to use Computing in a variety of lessons across the curriculum including English, Maths, Science, History and Geography to name a few. We ensure that e-safety is part of every Computing session we teach so this information sticks.

 

                             

 

 

Our Progression in Computing document ensures all three areas of Computing are covered in every year group.

 

These areas are Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy.

 

                        

 

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 level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

 

The National Curriculum 2013

 

Computer Science is taught through unplugged, concrete and abstract lessons.

 

Unplugged

Children are taught the concepts of programming in a way in which they can relate to. These activities do not include any technology and should be practical. It is important to emphasise the key vocabulary at this point.

 

                                

 

Concrete

Reinforce the same concepts as previously taught using the vocabulary and visuals of digital coding.

 

                                                               

 

Abstract

Introduce plugged activities using apps and websites to use the knowledge gained from the previous lessons.

 

 

                                             

                 

 

How do we assess Computing at Eye?

 

We assess Computing in different ways at Eye and ensure we assess throughout the learning journey.

 


These include:

 

  • Regular retrieval practice at the beginning of each lesson to recap previous learning.

 

  • Using teacher assessment during every lesson to identify children that need to be challenged further and children requiring additional support.

 

  • Teachers looking at the Computing statements for their class each term and deciding whether each child is working below, at or above where they should be. This can inform future planning.

 

 

Here are some useful apps you can use to support you with your learning at home.

 

Pic collage   

Beebot  

 

Blue-bot 

 

Adobe Spark Video 

 

Google Expeditions  

 

iBrainstorm  

 

Chatterpix  

 

Shadow Puppet Edu 

 

Book creator    

 

ScratchJr   

Computing at Eye!

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