At Gorse Hall Primary and Nursery School the computing curriculum aims to provide the children with up to date computing skills. We provide access to high quality learning resources within a safe environment, preventing access to unsuitable material or inappropriate use of systems. Innovative approaches to learning will continue to be encouraged and learners, teachers and children, will enjoy using ICT. A culture of continuous development of everyone’s ICT skills will be supported by sharing resources and skills within school and externally.
As part of our process, teachers will need to:
• Teach the computing curriculum through theme weeks – where they will access coding and through cross-curricular links with other subjects.
• Teach E-safety – during theme weeks, assemblies and during ICT lessons.
• Make sure pupils are safely using the laptops and tablets.
• Teach three distinct aspects of computing: computer science (CS), information technology (IT) and digital literacy (DL). This can be linked to other subjects and can be cross-curricular.
• Teachers ensure the teaching of Computing is evident within all areas of the curriculum following a topic-based approach and creating cross-curricular links.
• Utilise classroom ICT resources within the delivery of the curriculum eg use of the interactive whiteboard when teaching.
• The children have access to a wide variety of resources that enable them to continue their learning of Computing and technology at home.
We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:
• Teacher, peer and self-assessment against a given criteria
• Progression in skills is shown in ICT work
• Child chats
• Celebration days
I CAN Statements
I CAN Statements Nursery
I CAN Statements Reception
I CAN Statements Year 1
I CAN Statements Year 2
I CAN Statements Year 3
I CAN Statements Year 4
I CAN Statements Year 5
I CAN Statements Year 6