Subject Lead: Jon Aaron
Computing is taught throughout school by our specialist Computing teacher.
‘A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.’Computing Programme of Study, DfE, 2013
The Rising Stars ‘Switched on Computing’ programme supports our curriculum breadth and it is adapted to meet the needs of our children. ‘Switched on Computing’ was selected because:
‘Switched on Computing’ is intended to develop pupils’ understanding of the concepts, practices and perspectives that underpin programming and other aspects of computer science, whilst providing opportunity for creative, collaborative project work in which pupils can acquire the information technology skills they need, as well as helping pupils to understand the implications of technology for individuals and society as they become digitally literate. It is grounded in the best primary practice. Ideas of learning through experiment, discussion and making are woven through the programme.
There are three main strands:
The ‘Switched on Computing’ programme provides built-in progression of knowledge and understanding as well as technical skills. Children’s digital portfolios provide evidence of progress as well as children being encouraged to talk about what they have learned.