Meet Carter: Our Longmoor Curriculum Computing Character
Carter loves his IT. Whether it is programming, using an IPAD, mobile phone or laptop, Carter recognises that IT is part of our world and it has so many uses.
He knows that online safety is so important and wants to emphasise that you should keep all personal details safe and follow lessons you have each term. He knows that games and messages to friends are fun but that everyone needs to be safe online.
In school he wants you to become confident with using all the different technology and to become experts in programming and use a range of software.
Computing At Longmoor
Our Computing Curriculum
We follow the Knowsley scheme of work for our computing curriculum. We believe that is easy to follow, inclusive of SEND children and will equip children with the skills and knowledge they need to use technology safely and creatively. Computing isn’t a subject just about memorising facts and vocabulary words, it's about solving complex problems, being able to collaborate with others and learn from mistakes. We want children to become independent and to have fun with. technology while developing 21st-century skills.
The scheme aims to meets the interests of all learners, with a range of exciting creative activities and open-ended challenges based on the essential requirements of the computing program of study. It also ensures children can build on their understanding, as each new concept and skill is taught with opportunities for children to revisit skills and knowledge as they progress through school.
We aim to develop a range of non-negotiable digital skills that children must possess. The scheme covers EYFS through to Year 6 with children working towards possessing the following skills:
• ‘All children must have a basic understanding of coding and how the web works.’
• ‘All children must able to evaluate online information and be social media savvy.’
• ‘All children must understand online safety rules and know how to report and block.’
• ‘All children must be proficient with word processing and able to use cloud storage.’
• ‘All children must be able to create visually engaging content/presentations in order to present learning to others.’
• ‘All children must have experience of online collaboration and using communication tools.’
• ‘All children must be taught the concept of personal archiving and possess their own digital portfolio of work.’