Because of our Computing Curriculum, our children as coders and users of technology through-
At The Mease Federation our Computing curriculum aims to instil a sense of enjoyment around using technology and to develop pupil’s appreciation of its capabilities. Also, to explore the opportunities that technology offers society to create, manage, organise and collaborate.
Our scheme of work enables children to achieve end of Key Stage targets outlined in the National curriculum. It equips children with the necessary skills to flourish in the digital world, by understanding the appropriate behaviours expected online, informing of copyright issues and making sure they know how to stay safe when using technology.
Our curriculum is organised into five key strands
- Computer systems and networks
- Creating Media
- Data Handling
- Online Safety
These strands ensure that there is a broad and balanced coverage of the National curriculum, and there are opportunities for children to use and apply their skills across the curriculum. Where meaningful links can be made to other subjects, we further develop these transferable skills.
Lessons incorporate a range of teaching strategies, including ‘Unplugged’ units that engage children and appeal to a range of learning styles. Our curriculum revisits prior learning so that children retain more and make links to further develop their understanding.
Children should leave the Mease Federation equipped with a range of skills that will enable them to participate and succeed in an ever-increasing digital world.
The expected impact of following our Computing curriculum is that children will:
- Be critical thinkers and are able to understand how to make informed digital choices in the future.
- Understand the importance that computing will have in their education, professional and social lives.
- Understand how to balance screen time and time spent away from technology in a healthy manner.
- Use technology to showcase their ideas and creativity.
- Be able to use technology both individually and as part of a team.
- Be aware of online safety issues and know of protocols to be able to deal with them.
- Meet the end of key stage expectations outlined in the National curriculum for Computing.
We are fortunate to have a great range of technology at the federation. Children use iPads, laptops and VR headsets to enhance their learning, and explore our brilliant curriculum.