In September 2014, the government introduced a new curriculum for Computing. Previously called ICT (Information Communications Technology) with a heavy emphasis on the teaching of skills in using specific hardware and software, the new curriculum places a much greater emphasis on programming.
At Combe Down, our Computing Curriculum retains the best of the old curriculum, and incorporates the new key objectives relating to programming. We are also at the forefront of using technology to raise attainment across the curriculum. Our Computing Curriculum can be downloaded here.
Equip Me, Excite Me, Empower Me, Engage Me
ICT has huge potential to engage children in their own learning. Key topics for this year are:
- Reception: Using digital cameras
- Year 1: Story writing using 2Create
- Year 2: Programming using 2DIY
- Year 3: Desk Top Publishing using Microsoft Publisher
- Year 4: 3D modelling using Google sketch up
- Year 5: Programming using Scratch
- Year 6: Mashing/ Collaboration
Enhancing the curriculum
We use technology across the curriculum. Most of our year groups have their own twitter account. Children in Year 6 blog to the world. Ipads are used regularly as a collaborative tool. Laptops are used regularly to support and challenge children in Literacy and Maths. To find out more about, computing, technology in the curriculum and future plans, please contact our Computing Coordinator, Jonathan O'Neill.