The computing subject leader is Ollie Hewitt
A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world
As Computing underpins today’s modern lifestyle, we believe it is essential that all pupils gain the confidence and ability, that they need in this subject, to prepare them for the challenge of a rapidly developing and changing technological world. It is our intention that the study of Computing will enhance and extend children’s learning across the whole curriculum whilst developing digital literacy, computer science and the ability to create computer programs. Pupils will also understand how to live and use technology safely in an increasingly digital society.
At Melbourne Primary school, we have adopted the Rising Stars Switched on Computing scheme of work. Switched on Computing covers all the requirements of the Computing national curriculum in a way that’s intended to develop pupils’ understanding of the concepts, practices and perspectives that underpin programming and other aspects of computer science, while providing ample opportunity for creative, collaborative project work in which pupils can acquire the information technology skills they’ll need. Switched on Computing also helps pupils to understand the implications of technology for individuals and society as they become digitally literate.
Computing around school
Progression of skills
Below you will find a document that maps the knowledge and the skills that the children will learn across Key Stage 1 and Key stage 2. Please click the image below to be directed to this document.