Our Computing Story
At Old Clee Academy, we aim to build happy, confident and resilient digital learners!
National Curriculum Intent
‘The national curriculum for computing intends to ensure that all pupils:
At Old Clee, we aim to prepare our learners for their future by giving them the opportunities to gain knowledge and develop skills that will equip them for an ever changing digital world so that they become digitally literate. We understand that knowledge and understanding of ICT is of increasing importance for children’s future both at home and for employment. Our Computing curriculum focuses on a progression of skills in digital literacy, computer science and information technology to ensure that the children understand technology. Also at Old Clee we want to model and educate our learners on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely. It is our intention that Computing supports children’s creativity and cross curricular learning to engage children and enrich their experiences in school.
In ensuring high standards of teaching and learning in computing, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the school ranging from EYFS to Year 6.
Our children begin their journey with technology in Early Years, with access to iPads and BeeBots, teachers facilitate children’s curiosity with challenge and modelling how to use the equipment carefully and safely.
From Year One upwards, we use Purple Mash as a cohesive scheme of work addressing the statutory aspects of the National Curriculum. At Old Clee we believe in delivering fun and engaging lessons which help raise standards and allows children to reach their full potential. All computing lessons encompass the children acknowledging online safety rules which are adhered to across the school community.
An example of skill progression within our Computing curriculum:
Criteria for progression sits within the computing end points set out for each year group. These are the end points pupils should reach to show they are meeting the expectations of the curriculum. The route to achieving the goals includes creating a strong schema, based on rich knowledge, subject specific vocabulary and POP tasks (Proof of Progress).
If you were to walk into a computing lesson at Old Clee, you would see
Year 2 Pupil: ‘Computing is fun because I learn new things.’
Year 5 Pupil: ‘I enjoy computing because I can be creative by making games and creating art.’