St Joseph's Rotherhithe

Computing

Intent Statement:

At Saint Joseph’s, we aim to prepare our pupils for the future by giving them the opportunities to gain knowledge and develop skills though a modern, ambitious and relevant Computing curriculum. Children will be encouraged to use computational thinking and creativity, which will enable them to become active, confident and responsible participants in an ever-changing digital world. Our Computing curriculum focuses on a progression of skills in digital literacy, computer science, information technology and online safety to ensure that children become competent in safely using, as well as understanding, technology. These strands are revisited repeatedly through a range of themes during children’s time in school to ensure the learning is embedded and skills are successfully developed. Our intention is that Computing also supports children’s creativity and cross curricular learning is used to engage children and enrich their experiences in school.

Implementation:

At Saint Joseph’s, we follow the ‘Purple Mash’ scheme of work, which covers all aspects of the National Curriculum for Computing. After careful thought and consideration, this scheme was chosen as it has been created by experts and is based on the latest best practice and pedagogy.

Teachers also use:

  • Progression maps which show clear progression of skills meaning teachers can recap skills taught in previous years and build on the knowledge children have already acquired;
  • Knowledge organisers which outline knowledge (including key vocabulary) all children must master;
  • Purple Mash low stake quizzes which help with assessment for learning and encourage children to revisit learning thus remembering more;
  • Challenges and extension activities to stretch and challenge learners therefore deepening their understanding;

Additionally, the national curriculum for computing aims to ensure all pupils:

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation (Computer science)
  • can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems (Computer science)
  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems (Information technology)
  • are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology. (Digital literacy)

Impact:

Our computing curriculum is planned to demonstrate progression, if children are demonstrating that they are acquiring the relevant skills for their age group they are deemed to be making good or better than good progress. We also measure our curriculum through the following methods:

  • Analysis of progression through pre and post learning activities
  • Pupil discussions about their learning
  • Formative in the moment assessment

 

All children at Saint Joseph’s will have access to a Google Apps for Education Account, where they can access homework and remote learning. At the beginning of the year, all children signed a user agreement policy.

 

Online Safety- Parents

 Useful links-

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/child-safety-online-a-practical-guide-for-parents-and-carers/child-safety-online-a-practical-guide-for-parents-and-carers-whose-children-are-using-social-media https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

 

Curriculum Overview 

 Progression of Skills

Year 1 Scheme of Work

 Year 1 Knowledge Organisers

 

 Year 2 Scheme of Work

 Year 2 Knowldge Organisers

 Year 3 Scheme of Work

 Year 3 Knowledge Organisers

 Year 4 Scheme of Work

 Year 4 Knowledge Organisers

 Year 5 Scheme of Work

Year 5 Knowledge Organisers

 Year 6 Scheme of Work

 Year 6 Knowledge Organisers