Computing

    Chris Davis

    Computing Coordinator

    At Floreat Montague Park we recognise the immense value technology plays not only in supporting the Computing and whole school curriculum but overall in the day-to-day life of our school. We recognise that pupils are entitled to a broad and balanced computing education with a structured, progressive, approach to the learning how computer systems work, the use of IT and the skills necessary to become digitally literate and participate fully in the modern world.


     

    Computing at Floreat

     

    Our school aims for Computing are to:

    • Provide a broad, balanced, challenging and enjoyable curriculum for all pupils.
    • Develop pupil’s computational thinking skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.
    • Meet the requirements of the national curriculum programmes of study for Computing at Key Stage 1 and 2.
    • To respond to new developments in technology.
    • To equip pupils with the confidence and skills to use digital tools and technologies throughout their lives.
    • To enhance and enrich learning in other areas of the curriculum using IT and computing.
    • To develop the understanding of how to use computers and digital tools safely and responsibly.

    Online Safety is built into our Computing curriculum, more information can be found here.

     

    Computing Curriculum

    At Floreat Montague Park, we have chosen to use the Purple Mash Scheme of Work to support the teaching of Computing lessons from Year 1 to Year 6. Purple Mash covers all the different aspects of the Computing Programmes of Study.

    The Computing curriculum is divided into three key interrelated strands:

    • Computer Science - The core of computing is computer science, in which children are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming.
    • Information Technology - Building on their knowledge and understanding of Computer Science, children are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content.
    • Digital Literacy - Computing also ensures that children become digitally literate. This means that they are able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.