HOW WE LEARN
The aim of the Computing curriculum at Manorfield is to provide a broad, deep understanding of computing and how it links to children's lives. It offers a range of opportunities for consolidation, challenge and variety. This allows children to apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science. They develop analytical problem-solving skills and learn to evaluate and apply information technology. A key part of learning is e-safety. This is taught through Computing lessons as well as PSHCE lessons and assemblies. This enables them to become responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information technology.
In KS1, the focus is on developing the use of algorithms, programming and how technology can be used safely and purposefully. In KS2, lessons still focus on algorithms, programming and coding but in a more complex way and for different purposes. Children also develop their knowledge of computer networks, internet services and the safe and purposeful use of the internet and technology. Data Handling is featured more heavily in UKS2. Skills learnt through KS1 and LKS2 are used to support data presentation. Children are encouraged to use digital and technological vocabulary accurately, alongside a progression in their technical skills.
We want children to leave Manorfield confident to use a range of hardware and software and to be able to produce high-quality purposeful products. Children will see the digital world as part of their world, extending beyond school, and understand that they have choices to make. They will be confident and respectful digital citizens going on to lead happy and healthy digital lives.
PROGRESSION OF VOCABULARY AND SKILLS MAP
Assessment in Computing is ongoing and based on individual lessons and units. A feedback sheet is completed at the end of each lesson and used at the end of a unit to assess progress against the National Curriculum objectives.