At Springfield Junior School, we aim to give our pupils a Computing Curriculum that will:
- Enable children to identify risks online and how to remain safe so that they can use technology in a safe and responsible way independently.
- Provide them with the confidence, knowledge and competence to engage with a variety of technology, allowing them to gain skills that will equip them for life.
- Engage and enrich children’s experiences in school through digital literacy, ICT and computer science, enabling them to become confident digital learners and problem solvers who use computational thinking in an ever changing digital world.
At Springfield Junior School, we:
- Follow the NCCE computing curriculum and adapt this to suit the needs of our learners.
- Supplement the NCCE curriculum with other resources such as Project Evolve, Be Internet Google Legends and Barefoot resources.
- Ensure all learners are challenged by the computing curriculum by: scaffolding their learning when required and by providing additional challenges to further develop and deepen their understanding.
- Provide opportunities for learners to use ICT across the curriculum to support their wider learning.
At Springfield Junior School we:
- Regularly assess children’s learning and understanding through questioning and by looking at evidence produced during the topic.
- Assess a child’s progress at the end of each computing topic by providing them with a quiz based on their unit of learning. Teachers will then make a final judgement against the unit outcomes for each child.
- Ensure that children have the necessary skills and knowledge in computing to enable them to use technology effectively in their everyday lives.