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Computing

At Peatmoor, we provide a broad curriculum which supports, enhances and extends the children learning opportunities.  We provide a curriculum which aids both staff and pupils to develop their confidence and competence in the use of information technology in a range of context and situations.

As a school we follow the Computing scheme of work provided by Purple Mash.  It is supported by Apps which are easily accessible to staff, pupils and parents.  It provides teaching videos to aid the pupils understanding.  The Online Safety curriculum is provided by Twinkl and is supported by resources also from Twinkl alongside many other providers such as Education for a Connected World. Each Computing lesson begins with a ten-minute Online Safety recap.

Our Computing curriculum is broken up into strands to teach the skills of:

  • Computer science
  • Information technology
  • Digital literacy

By using the scheme, we aim

  1. To raise the standard of Computing with the school
  2. To stimulate and promote the use of Computing in order to support, enhance and extend learning opportunities.
  3. To use Computing as a specific curriculum area and also a cross curricular tool as part of the recommendations outlined in the National Curriculum.
  4. To help both pupils and teachers develop confidence and competence in the use of Computing in a range of situations and contexts.

At each Key Stage children are entitled to the opportunity to develop Computing capability through activities that arise in all curriculum areas, undertaken individually or in groups. 

Children should use Computing to:

  • Communicate and handle information
  • Design, develop, explore and evaluate models of real or imaginary situations
  • Measure and control physical variables and movement
  • Make informed judgements about Computing applications and their effect on the quality of life for society and the individual.

Additionally, by encouraging Computing development through Purple Mash teachers can:

  • Enable children to become familiar with Computing in many contexts
  • Develop children’s confidence and satisfaction in the use of Computing.
  • Broaden children’s understanding of the effects of the use of Computing.
  • Enable children to take greater responsibility for their own learning and provide opportunities for them to decide when it is appropriate to use Computing in their work
  • Encourage the flexibility needed for children to adjust to and take advantage of future developments in Computing.

 

The Computing and Online Safety curriculum provides the children with the knowledge and understanding of being a safe person within the online community.