At Campsbourne we teach the National Curriculum for Computing which can be found here.
This has been developed to equip young people with the foundational skills, knowledge and understanding of computing they will need for the rest of their lives. They will learn how computers and computer systems work, they will design and build programs, develop their ideas using technology and create a range of content. We use the Switched On Computing Curriculum from Rising Stars. Below is an overview of the units which children will enjoy.
Computing is taught for an hour each week through the Rising Stars Switched On Curriculum. This curriculum covers the following areas:
- Computational thinking
- Computer networks
- Communication and collaboration
- Online safety
You can view our Computing Curriculum Map by clicking the link below
Computing Curriculum Map (2020-2021)
In this document you will notice that we have further enhanced the children’s experiences by investing in other technologies to bring the curriculum to life. For example programming is taught using a suite of Ohbots (Robots) and Laptops which are used to program the robots.
You will also notice that where possible links are made with other curriculum areas so that children are encouraged to recall previous learning and embed their knowledge. For example in Year 5 the children create a website about the Romans which they will have learnt about in Year 4. Curriculum links are updated and amended over time.
We have also identified key texts which we either have or are looking to purchase so that we can encourage reading throughout the curriculum and where possible we look to provide children with real life experiences through educational trips. These trips are subject to availability.
Children are teacher assessed against key skills and the knowledge acquired at the end of each unit. The link below provides you with access to our progression document which shows you how children progress in the different strands within the computing curriculum.
Computing Progression Map (2020-2021).