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Intent for Computing

 

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, Healthy Futures.

 

At Norman Pannell, we believe that Computing is a dynamic and rapidly-changing element of the curriculum; one that promotes digital health, embeds online safety and provides children unique opportunities to explore and discover the wide range of exciting future possibilities.

 

We aim to inspire children through engaging and exciting lessons, accessing high quality digital technology and expert tuition, enabling them to confidently progress with future studies and modern life in this digital age.

 

Implementation for Computing

 

We do the following in order to deliver our curriculum in Computing

  • Use the iCompute scheme of work, with bespoke lessons delivered by an MGL specialist teacher.
  • Lesson methodology
  • Each class has one discrete computing lesson per week, with additional cross curricular opportunites to enhance and embed their learning provided. 
  • The children also have access to Reading Plus and TT Rockstars which
  • Connections to rest of curriculum, experiences
  • Assessment / moderation

 

Key documents for implementation:

  • Action plan
  • Long term plan
  • Topic overviews in year groups

Computing at Norman Pannell

 

Each class has a 1 hour computing session each week. This lesson may be in the classroom, the computer suite or using the iPads. We use a programme called 'iCompute' which is designed according to the national curriculum objectives so that each class is covering the necessary components. Throughout the year, each year group benefits from computing sessions with our specialist teacher, Mr Triggs from MGL. The Year 3 & 4 children are also welcome to attend a Minecraft club after school on Tuesdays with Mr Triggs. Computing is also taught using a cross-curricular approach during other subject lessons.

2016-2017 Computing Curriculum Map

With big and exciting changes to the ICT Curriculum, we have the challenge this year of learning a range of new topics and skills (children and teachers!)

 

In order to deliver high quality ICT provision, we have invested in a completely new computer suite and server this year, complimented by a bank of laptops, iPads and classroom PCs.

Picture 1 The Computer Suite

Children in Nursery regularly use a large interactive screen to explore their creative side and practice letter formation and gross motor skills.  iPads are a vital part of the learning experience in Early Years, with children proficient in the use of many educational apps.

This year we have enlisted the support of MGL to help us to deliver our ICT curriculum.  Y5 and Y6 have taken part in Coding lessons, learning how to form complex algorithms to create great projects and games.  Y3 and Y4 will also have the opportunity to attend an after school Minecraft club, using the popular game to explore and create both real and imaginary worlds.
Picture 1 Minecraft WW1 Trenches aid learning in History

National Curriculum Computing

Support for parents - Keeping children safe online

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