Through our computing curriculum at Laureate we aim for our pupils to have the knowledge they need to thrive and flourish in the 21st century global community. We want to give them experiences of a world beyond Laureate.
We want the use of technology to support learning across the entire curriculum and to ensure that our curriculum is accessible to every child. Not only do we want them to be digitally literate, competent end-users of technology but through our computer lessons we want them to develop their computational thinking skills.
Aims of the Computing Curriculum
The national curriculum for Computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
Understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
become responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
Our Computing curriculum allows children to create digital work through a range of hardware and software. There is focus on:
Computational thinking (abstraction, decomposition, pattern recognition and algorithms)
Computers and hardware
At Laureate we use the KeyChain Computing Scheme of Work which is a fully resourced computing scheme that Has units which have been developed by the NCCE. They are updated regularly and resources can be accessed from the Teach Computing website.
Please click on the attached Curriculum Handbook to view the Intent, Implementation and Impact of our Curriculum.