At Locking we believe that computing is a vital part of the curriculum. The curriculum allows opportunities for pupils to build their knowledge and skills sequentially to empower them to think critically. Computing is an important part of many pupils’ everyday lives. They need the skills, knowledge and confidence to safely succeed in a continuously growing connected world.
The computing curriculum at Locking will:
Computing teaching at Locking will:
Assessment of computing at Locking will:
Curriculum Rationale: Computing
The choices we have made within our computing curriculum will allow children to gain the knowledge and skills to become confident and computer literate pupils both at Locking School, at home and in their life beyond Locking.
The sequencing of the curriculum has been specifically designed to build upon previous knowledge. Links between subjects and across year groups have been made explicit and will be referred to with the children.
We follow the National Curriculum and have adopted the Teach Computing Scheme of Learning as it is planned by computing experts using the latest pedagogical research to inform their planning and lesson structure.
Children in KS1 & KS2 encounter 5 subjects areas each year:
Timetabling: each unit lasts 6 weeks at the most (regardless of the length of the term); Lessons may be blocked with one longer session in a week or with several shorter sessions across a week, as needed.
Keeping our pupils safe online is at the forefront of our minds at Locking Primary School. Therefore, we use the SWGFL ProjectEvolve to guide us in our teaching of this vital subjects. We ensure we teach the Education for a Connected World framework both via discrete lessons and during computing and PSHE lessons. Teachers may also use other resources to guide them such as Jigsaw and UK Safer internet centre. All staff have a responsibility to create an environment where pupils are given the opportunity, and feel safe, to communicate issues they may have when using online tools.