At Glascote Academy, we aim to prepare our children 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 and Computing 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.
Glascote Academy believes that ICT and Computing:
At Glascote Academy, we wish to develop a love of computing and to encourage their aspirations encourage their aspirations beyond their immediate environment. We aim to help children grow into curious, confident and reflective learners who will be ready to continue their learning journey into High School and beyond.
Each strand is either taught across a whole term or a half term making as many cross curricular links as possible within the lessons. It is expected that all children have a weekly computing lesson. This is timetabled at the start of each term to allow the resources to be shared across all year groups. All Year groups are timetabled to teach the same computing strand at the same point within the academic year. Lessons are sequenced using the Computing Long Term planning which support teachers with both the Medium Term and Weekly Planning. Key vocabulary is identified within the planning. Lessons are sequenced so that prior learning is considered and opportunities for revision of vocabulary and skills taught are built in..
Across the Computing Curriculum, children have access to a range of devices. We currently use; Desktop Computers, Chromebooks, iPads and various programmable devices.
During lessons, our children will:
A Long Term Planning document has been shared by the subject leader to all teaching staff. This document provides the staff with learning objectives, a range of lesson ideas and resources. This is to ensure that all areas of the Computing Curriculum are covered across both Key Stages, and that both staff and children feel confident within the lesson.