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Computing

At St Aloysius, we follow the computing scheme of work designed by Knowsley CLCs. The scheme sets out a plan for each the delivery of the new Computing Curriculum for an academic year and includes:

  • Six-week lesson outlines for Reception to Year 6 classes.
  • It has been linked against the national computing curriculum objectives.
  • Cross curricula links for each plan are included.

Computing Scheme of Work & Planning

Computing can be divided into 3 areas: Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy (which includes eSafety). Knowsley CLCs have categorised the aims for the new computing curriculum as identified in the Programme of study issued by the Department for Education into these three areas, detailed below.

 

The aim is to have six dedicated Computing units per academic year (plus an additional one for Digital Citizenship & Technology (DL) with a strong focus on esafety). This is to allow more time for the application of Digital Literacy skills in other areas of the curriculum. Because there is now less content in the Computing curriculum, children should have more opportunities to use technology to support their learning in literacy, maths, and all the other areas of the school curriculum. It is important to recognise however that some aspects of traditional ICT are still required to be taught discretely and should not be forgotten: 

  • in KS1, children should be taught to: “use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content”;
  • in KS2, children should be taught to: “select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information”.

 

Our whole school plan is shown below:

 

As part of our SLA, each class has allocated sessions with the learning officers from Knowsley CLCs. During these sessions, the children take part in projects linked to their IPC theme or complete activities directly from the Knowsley CLC Scheme of Work.

 

There are some pictures below of the children enjoying computing activities with Knowsley CLCs. 

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