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.
‘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. Each year group has their own twitter account. 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, Francesca Biffen.