Computing Curriculum

The new National Curriculum 2014 framework has had a massive impact on how schools deliver their ICT Curriculum.  The first change is that ICT is now called Computing!

The new programmes of study are now heavily weighted towards coding and programming, and now have specific reference to e-Safety.

New National Curriculum Programmes of Study

Key Stage 1 Pupils should be taught to:

  • understand what algorithms are, how they are implemented as programs on digital devices, and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions
  • create and debug simple programs
  • use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
  • use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
  • recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
  • use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies

Key Stage 2 Pupils should be taught to:

  • design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
  • use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output
  • use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
  • understand computer networks, including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the World Wide Web, and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration
  • use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content
  • select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information
  • use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact

Computing Scheme of Work

Corsham Primary School has written a brand new scheme of work to address the new Computing Curriculum which is available to purchase: £300 (or £240 for alliance schools).

Click on the overview below to view the overview planning and the links below to see some examples of medium term plans. 

Medium Term Planning Example 1

Medium Term Planning Example 2

Medium Term Planning Example 3

For more information contact Amy Tapscott, Director Pickwick Learning, PLTSA, 01249 712387

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