It is our intention to equip our children with the fundamental skills of computing to enable them to be engaged in a rapidly changing world that is transformed by technology. Our inclusive computing curriculum ensures all children have the opportunity to make strong progress from their given starting point within the world of technology. The children are equipped with the necessary knowledge of how to keep themselves safe online and to make them responsible, confident users. The curriculum provides opportunities to develop children’s knowledge of the world around them with the resources and skills they have. It is our intention to enable children to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We also develop skills necessary to be able to use information in an effect way.
Expectations are developed from use of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and the National Curriculum for KS1 alongside the Jackfield Infant School progression of skills document, ensuring that we build upon our prior learning.
The use of computing concepts throughout the school ensures a schema approach to build on prior knowledge and committing knowledge to the long term memory. We have identified
As a school we follow our Progression of skills document to ensure pupils develop their prior knowledge and learning. This is supported by the use of iLearn2, along with other resources e.g. Beebots, iPads, laptops.
Knowledge organisers are used to support pupils in retaining prior learning by linking schematic concepts.
Children will use technology as a tool to enhance learning across the curriculum.
Subject-specific (Tier) 3 vocabulary is identified and taught through a direct instructional sequence.
Excellence for All
Through high quality teaching all children learn how basic technology works and how we can use it in our everyday lives
Teachers will use all available tools to ensure the teaching is pitched at the correct level and any gaps in children’s knowledge will be identified.
Our curriculum is fully inclusive and adapted resources are used where needed. Clear scaffolding is used to support pupils as they learn new skills before encouraging independent practice to master skills.
Pupils learn how technology can be used in their everyday lives.
They use technology to access the wider curriculum and to access opportunities beyond their own experiences e.g. links to other schools, STEM ambassadors
ICT is used to enhance other areas of the curriculum to make it more accessible to our pupils’ e.g. Google expeditions, letter join, Reading Wise, Numbots/TT Rockstars