Greenacres Primary Academy (South Pennine Academies)

Respect, Responsibility and Really Good Manners

Our Curriculum for Computing 

 

Intention

We have discreet timetable time for the development of computing but our approach is also to integrate ICT into all lessons: the use of laptops and other hardware such as cameras and iPads is as much part of our learning tools as pencils and pens. Subject-specific software, from one-off programmes to learning platforms, support teaching and learning across all years. The children develop their skills, starting in Reception with mouse control, keyboard skills, saving and printing work. They draw pictures, write and use the internet to carry out research. They then progress to more complex skills such as data analysis and coding. Pupils will use technology safely and identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns. We are lucky enough to have an expert computing teacher that work on project-based lessons with each class, including using a drone to capture film, green-screening, website design and film-making.

We place emphasis on developing children’s understanding of how to use ICT safely and responsibly and ensure online safety is promoted regularly to children and families.

Our Curriculum Map for Computing

Knowledge and Skills Progression Map for Computing

Our 'Sticky Knowledge' and Skills Expectations for Computing