The ever-changing world is increasingly reliant on technology, which means being equipped in the knowledge and skills needed to understand and use devices safely. At Long Row, our computing curriculum focuses on a progression of skills in coding, collecting information, communicating, connecting and creating. These areas are built on throughout the years to embed learning and skills in a variety of ways and using a variety of devices.
Teach Computing is our scheme which covers all aspects of the National Curriculum, with EYFS exploring different technologies, toys and devices in their provision. Our progression documents show a spiral curriculum of year group end expectations, as well as the core knowledge, skills and vocabulary used.
Children are more digitally aware and using more devices than ever before. Online Safety is extremely important in safeguarding children and enabling them to enjoy their technology online. At Long Row, we take part in Online Safety Day and Anti-Bullying week, whilst also keeping online safety at the forefront throughout the year with our digital leaders of online safety - the i-vengers.
Our curriculum is successfully adapted and designed to be ambitious and meet the needs of pupils with SEND. Developing their knowledge, skills and abilities to be safe in a digital world.
Computing is a stand-alone subject, but teachers utilise it to enhance their teaching in other subjects. For example, using TTRockstars to enhance multiplication recall in maths, Nessy programmes for children with dyslexia, research for topics and English work and accessing videos and pictures for visual representations in teaching.