Elveden C of E Primary Academy Curriculum- Computing
Computing at Elveden C of E Primary Academy is designed to provide children with the skills and knowledge they will need in a technological future. Our aim, which is intertwined with our Christian vision, is to provide children with a confident attitude towards computing and to provide them with memorable experiences that develop their sense of curiosity. As well as developing their problem solving and teamwork skills, we aim to develop them as independent and motivated learners as they move throughout their life.
Our vision is to provide children with a bank of learning experiences in computing throughout their school journey, which they can use in the future. By the time our students leave us, they will be well equipped with the skills and knowledge to become valued citizens of the future and be able to explore the digital world safely with the guidance of the Christian faith. They will be familiar and confident in applications such as coding and will be able to understand how computing can be used in everyday life.
At Elveden C of E Primary Academy, our computing curriculum follows the National Curriculum and is delivered online through Purple Mash schemes of work. Children have visited Adastral Park in Ipswich to explore robotics and computational thinking. In lessons, children develop computational skills through a planned sequence of sessions that build upon previous learning wherever their starting points. Children are given the chance to explore the Purple Mash program at school and at home to ensure they become curious, able and willing to learn.
We use a range of strategies to assess what skills and knowledge the children have attained each term including the following:
- Book looks (through looking through work saved to Purple Mash drive)
- Pupil voice
- Regular feedback each lesson