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At Brookfield we aim to deliver a high-quality computing curriculum that equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.

 

 At the core of the curriculum is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Children will use this knowledge to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate and master key skills using technology. Furthermore, at the heart of this curriculum is E-Safety in order that we keep children safe in the digital world.

 

Computing lessons focus on three parts; 

 

1. E-Safety talk. 

2. IT skill development. 

3. Computing Focus.

 

The 'computing focus' is divided throughout the academic year into elements of learning in 'Computer Science' and 'Digital Learning'. We aim to develop 'IT' skills each lesson. The 'computing focus' has a theme each term. The theme is consistent throughout Year 1 to Year 6, in the aim of developing communication between year groups about computing, and being able to challenge E-Safety themes alongside the schemes of work. The skills developed in each year group are carefully mapped to the skills/development required for each year group from the National Curriculum guidance.  

 

Autumn 1: Computer Science and IT - Theme:-  'Get into Gaming'. 

 

  • Programming and Control:- making something ‘happen’ using IT (control and movement).

 

Autumn 2:  Digital Learning and IT - Theme:- 'Get into Communication'

 

  • Using the internet:- Researching, finding information.  
  • Communicating and Collaborating On-line:- E-mails, Collaborative working.
  • Digital Media:-  Photo editing and image manipulation, editing and animation.  

 

Spring 1: Digital Learning and IT - Theme:- 'Get into my Online Identity'

 

  • Creating and Publishing:-  Presenting information using IT -  word processing, presentations, excel.   
  • Online identity:- Creating Avatars, Online Safety Day, understanding communication platforms and keeping information safe. 

 

Spring 2: Digital Learning and IT - Theme:- 'Get into my privacy and security'

 

  • Creating and Publishing:-  Presenting information using IT -  word processing, presentations, excel. 
  • Privacy and Passwords:- Understanding how to create strong passwords. 

 

Summer 1/2: Computer Science and IT - Theme:- 'Get into technology, my digital world' 

 

  • Modelling and Simulations:-  Representing real life situations, scenarios or items on the computer.
  • Using Data:-  Spreadsheets (including using formulas), Databases and any other work which involves either sorting, presenting or manipulating data of some sort.
  • Technology Opportunities:- Exploring a range of technology and purposes. 

 

 

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