At Lakeside Primary Academy, we aim to prepare our children for their future by giving them the opportunities to gain knowledge and develop skills that will equip them for an ever changing digital world. Knowledge and understanding in computing is of increasing importance for our children’s future. Our computing curriculum focuses on a progression of skills and knowledge in digital literacy, computer science and information technology to ensure that children become competent in safely using, as well as understanding, technology. Our intention is that computing also supports children’s creativity and cross curricular learning to engage children and enrich their experiences in school.
At Lakeside, we follow the programs of study for both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 from the National Curriculum. Our progression documents incorporate the three strands of control systems, digital literacy and information technology and uses these to form learning objectives for each Year group. Children in Years 1 and 2 have regular computing sessions, but also have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and understanding in other areas of the curriculum. At Lakeside, our pupils from Years 1 to 6 have 1:1 access to a Chromebook to support and enhance their learning. Our foundation stage pupils also use technology on a daily basis to support and personalise their learning opportunities.
The impact of our computing curriculum is measured through regular pupil voice, lesson monitoring, ongoing assessments and evidence gathered from pupils’ online learning journals such as Seesaw and Google classroom. Our curriculum ensures that our pupils are competent and safe users of ICT, with a knowledge of how technology works. Our pupils develop skills and knowledge to express themselves and be creative, whilst being equipped to apply their skills in computing to an ever changing world. Our progression documents ensure that all staff are aware of the core strands of computing and the objectives for each year group. Regular staff CPD also ensures that staff have the opportunity to share good practise and upskill themselves further.
Computing Knowledge Organisers
Subject Specific Knowledge Organisers are used as a reference point for children, staff and parents enabling all to be clear with the key vocabulary for each area of the curriculum.