What pupils are learning about in Computing.
 Year 6Year 7Year 8
Autumn 1Understanding the school network. Introduction to Office 365, the Pupil Intranet & collaboration through Office 365.Design & create a leaflet about online safety. Topics covered: social networking, cyber bullying, fake news, age restrictions.Design & create a website about online safety. Topics covered viruses, reporting concerns, addiction.
Autumn 2Multimedia Presentations (A presentation about themselves).Create a leaflet about e-safety. Topics covered: social networking, cyber bullying, fake news, age restrictions.Spreadsheets – Gangsta Zoo (Goal Seek and IF statements).
Spring 1Creating a spreadsheet (adding formulas, creating graphs).Spreadsheets for a business (costs, revenue, profit).Designing and creating a database.
Spring 2Databases (using a database to answer questions, structure of a database).Databases (creating a database, interrogation – filters & queries).Binary. What is a computer?
Summer 1Programming with Oh-bot.Databases (creating a database, interrogation – filters & queries).Python – text-based programming.
Summer 2Online Safety – Be Internet Legends.Programming in Scratch (sequence, selection and iteration, use of sub-routines).Scratch – Space Invaders.

As a result of our curriculum, pupils will be inspired to:
• develop a wide range of fundamental skills, knowledge and understanding that will ensure that they are computer literate and equipped with the necessary skills for their lives in the 21st Century;
• appreciate the importance of computer technology in the modern world, its significance, power and influence;
• learn the art form of ‘Computational Thinking’ in order to provide them with the essential knowledge that will enable them to participate effectively and safely in the digital world beyond our gates and prepare them for an ever change digital environment in the 21st Century;
• become more confident in their abilities in Computing;
• become more independent and develop key life skills such as problem-solving, logical thinking and self-evaluation which will enable them to effectively conduct their future lives as workers, consumers and members of an increasingly digitised future.

In order to realise our vision, our curriculum will provide pupils with opportunities to:
• be exposed to a thorough and robust Computing curriculum;
• design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating virtual systems;
• solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts;
• use sequence, selection, and iteration in programs;
• use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and correct errors in algorithms and programs;
• understand computer networks, including the internet, and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration;
• use search technologies effectively, learning to appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content;
• select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals;
• learn how to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly so they can recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour, and identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.

The impact of our curriculum will be evidenced in:
• our pupils’ enthusiasm for the subject which is displayed both in and out of the classroom;
• our pupils’ work and their progress as evidenced in their written and oral work.

We also seek to collaborate with colleagues in the Evesham pyramid and further afield as part of CAS Three Counties Hub. Above all, as a result of our curriculum, our pupils will be digitally literate and able to join the rest of the world on a variety of digital platforms. They will be equipped, not only with the skills and knowledge to use technology effectively and for their own benefit, but more importantly - safely. Our biggest impact will be evidenced in the fact our learners understand the consequences of using the internet and that they are also aware of how to keep themselves safe online.

In an ever-changing world we strive to equip our pupils with the tools they need to move forward with technology.

-Mrs A Higgins

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