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 practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.
– Can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar 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 devised 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.