We offer a structured sequence of lessons, helping teachers to ensure that they have covered the skills required to meet the aims of the National Curriculum. The content allows for a broad, deep understanding of computing and how it links to children's lives. It offers a range of opportunities for consolidation, challenge and variety. This allows children to apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science. They develop analytical problem-solving skills and learn to evaluate and apply information technology. It also enables them to become responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information technology.
Each lesson contains revision, analysis and problem-solving. Through the sequence of lessons, we intend to inspire pupils to develop a love of the digital world, see its place in their future and give teachers confidence. Our lesson plans and resources help children to build on prior knowledge at the same time as introducing new skills and challenges.
In Key Stage 1, the focus is on developing the use of algorithms, programming and how technology can be used safely and purposefully.
In Key Stage 2, lessons still focus on algorithms, programming and coding but in a more complex way and for different purposes. Children also develop their knowledge of computer networks, Internet services and the safe and purposeful use of the Internet and technology. Data Handling is featured more heavily in Upper Key Stage 2.
Skills learnt through Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2 are used to support data presentation. Adult guides are offered, as well as end-of-unit assessments, enabling staff to feel confident in the progression of skills and knowledge and that outcomes have been met.