Computing Curriculum Intent
Our aim is to nurture children 'towards a better life' by providing a richly inspiring curriculum, suitable for all. They will be motivated by their school experience to achieve their personal potential in readiness for the next chapter in their lives. We challenge children to strive for academic, creative, sporting and personal accomplishment within a broad and balanced curriculum. Our twelve core Values underpin everything we do within our inclusive school, where diversity is celebrated and children are taught to be members of the local, national and international community.
At Maulden Lower School, in their Computing lessons, children will:
- Use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world
- Develop independent and logical thinking through reasoning, decision making and problem-solving
- Make deep links with mathematics, science and design technology
- Build knowledge of principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming
- Become digitally literate - able to use, express themselves, develop and present ideas through information and communication technology
- Use technology safely, showing care for themselves and others, as well as the devices used
Computing Curriculum Implementation
Children receive weekly Computing lessons and ICT skills are also built into other subjects across the curriculum. At Maulden Lower School, we follow the Somerset New Wessex planning scheme. The key areas of learning for each year group are: Online Safety (digital literacy), Programming (Computer Science), Technology In Our Lives (Computer Science), Handling Data (ICT) and Multimedia (ICT).
Computing Curriculum Impact
Information and communication technology is an integral part of the national curriculum and is a key skill for everyday life. Computers, tablets, programmable robots, digital and video cameras are a few of the tools that can be used to acquire, organise, store, manipulate, interpret, communicate and present information. At Maulden Lower School, we recognise that pupils are entitled to quality hardware and software and a structured and progressive approach to the learning of the skills needed to enable them to use it effectively.
We measure the impact of our Computing Curriculum through:
- formative teacher assessment of pupils' achievement
- summative assessment at the end of each unit of work
- pupil surveys and pupil voice activities
- parent surveys
- lesson observations
- monitoring pupils' work
- curriculum reviews
- behaviour and attendance
- interest in extra curricular activities
Keeping children safe online is of paramount importance and we cover this regularly in PSHE, computing & other lessons where devices are used lessons in all year groups.
We follow the ActivBytes scheme of work and each year group has the same themes each term.
- Autumn Term - I am kind and responsible
- Spring Term - I am Safe and secure
- Summer Term - I am Healthy
We are visited annually by Open View Education who provide Internet Safety Workshops for our children and our parents.
Click here to vistit our Online Safety page for Parents
Online Safety News
- Important information about keeping your child safe when using YouTube Kids
- What parental controls can do and how to set them
- How to set up new devices safely,
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