As of September 2014, ICT was replaced by a new subject – Computing. The national curriculum for Computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
– Can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.
– Can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated prac-tical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.
– Can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfa-miliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.
– Are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
(Department for Education, 2013)
In St. Columba’s Catholic Primary school, we teach a scheme of work de-vised by the Knowsley City Learning Centre. The scheme ensures that all of the expectations of the new Computing Curriculum for an academic year are met and includes:
- Six-week lesson outlines for Reception to Year 6 classes.
- Teacher Guides and video tutorials to support teachers who may not be familiar with the apps/software recommended.
- Details of all the resources you will need to deliver the projects
- It has been linked against the national computing curriculum objectives.
- Cross curricula links for each plan is included.
- An assessment booklet which follows the pupil through their time in school to monitor progress.
All children will complete a Record of Achievement throughout each Academic Year. Click below to see it.