At Harry Gosling, 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. 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, information technology and online safety to ensure that children become competent in safely using, as well as understanding, technology. These strands are revisited repeatedly through a range of themes during children’s time in school to ensure the learning is embedded and skills are successfully developed. Our intention is that Computing also supports children’s creativity and cross curricular learning to engage children and enrich their experiences in school.
How Computing is taught:
Our scheme of work for Computing is adapted from the ‘Teach Computing’ Curriculum and cover all aspects of the National Curriculum. This scheme was chosen as it has been created by subject experts and based on the latest pedagogical research. Due to the way our curriculum is designed, class teachers may block units that is alongside other topic learning. The curriculum aims to equip young people with the knowledge, skills and understand they need to thrive in the digital world of today and the future. The curriculum can be broken into 5 strands: multimedia and text, multimedia sound and motion, handling data, technology in our lives, and coding and programming, with the aim of the curriculum reflecting this. We want our children to leave Harry Gosling feel they have the knowledge needed to be able to help find solutions to world problems, with the efficient use of computer technology – whether this is through creating, adapting and problem solving when creating a code or using CAD to help with design outcomes.