Whinfield Primary School has developed a curriculum which is ambitious and designed to give all pupils the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life.
In computing the whole school curriculum has been designed very carefully in conjunction with all staff to ensure that the knowledge and skills are taught in an order which will ensure pupils know more and remember more. The mapping of computing across school shows clear progression in line with age related expectations.
Staff follow the Purple Mash computing scheme of work as a structure which has been adapted for each year group and for the needs of our pupils. This offers a small step approach and a logical progression designed to ensure that students will review topics repeatedly and build on this with new learning. There is an emphasis on key vocabulary and the use of correct technological language.
Computing lessons are practical meaning children become confident in using devices and trying out new concepts. All pupils are able to access lessons and those who are not sufficiently fluent with earlier concepts can consolidate their understanding, through additional varied practice and by the receiving of extra support, before moving on.
A whole school overview is attached to this page detailing our curriculum in Computing.
Name: Mrs JA Richardson
Subject leader for Computing