Our Computing Curriculum
Our Computing Lead is Michael Mc Caul
'Technology gives us power, but it does not and cannot tell us how to use that power. Thanks to technology, we can instantly communicate across the world, but it still doesn't help us know what to say.'
Skills Progression Document
At Mount Carmel we intend that children should master Computing to such an extent that they can go on to have careers within Computing and make use of Computing effectively in their everyday lives. Our children will be taught Computing in a way that ensures progression of skills, and follows a sequence to build on previous learning. Our children will gain experience and skills of a wide range of formal elements of Computing in a way that will enhance their learning opportunities, enabling them to use Computing across a range of subjects to be creative and solve problems, ensuring they make progress.
We follow a broad and balanced Computing curriculum that builds on previous learning and provides both support and challenge for learners. Looking at pupils’ work, especially over time as they gain skills and knowledge, observing how they perform in lessons. Talking to them about what they know.
Our children enjoy and value Computing and know why they are doing things, not just how. Children will understand and appreciate the value of Computing in the context of their personal wellbeing and the creative and cultural industries and their many career opportunities. Progress in Computing is demonstrated through regularly reviewing and scrutinising children’s work to ensure that progression of skills is taking place. Namely through: The Computing curriculum will contribute to children’s personal development in creativity, independence, judgement and self-reflection. This would be seen in them being able to talk confidently about their work, and sharing their work with others. Progress will be shown through outcomes and through the important record of the process leading to them. The Computing scheme that ensures and progression of skills and covers all aspects of the Computing curriculum. All classes will have a scheduled Computing lesson every two weeks. Children’s work will be uploaded on to their Microsoft accounts. We want to ensure that Computing is embedded in our whole school curriculum and that opportunities for enhancing learning by using Computing are always taken.