At Bleak Hill Primary School, we understand that Technology is changing the lives of everyone. Through teaching Computing, we equip children to participate in a rapidly changing world where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology.
‘if we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow’ – John Dewey.
|It is our intention to enable children to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary for children to be able to use information in a discriminating and effective way. Computing skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners and it is our intention that children have every opportunity available to allow them to achieve this.||
Computing is taught in discrete lessons following the National Curriculum as a basis, with statutory content being taught using the Purple Mash scheme of work. There are many opportunities to embed these skills through other areas of the curriculum through cross-curricular activities.
The children have access to hardware (laptops, iPad, and Beebots) throughout the week.
Retrieval based learning techniques for every lesson in the sequence.
Evaluations for each lesson to provide formative assessment and to inform planning for future sessions.
We have created bespoke Knowledge Organisers to match our Bleak Hill curriculum. The children refer back to these lessons to embed knowledge and can use them to support and enhance their understanding within lessons.