Computing

Computing (formally ICT) plays a big part in the curriculum at Parklands. As well as being taught as a discreet subject, the skills learnt are also used in a range of curriculum areas.

The children have access to computers in the classrooms and we also have sets of Laptops and iPads which are used on a regular basis. Each classroom is equipped with an interactive whiteboard, or interactive screen, which are used to enhance lessons. We also have a wide range of other hardware to help us cover the New Curriculum.

This year, staff have begun using a scheme of work called Switched on Computing. This helps us deliver a clear progression of skills in a creative way. Where possible, we link lessons closely with our topic work and children have the opportunity to use a wide range of software and hardware. The new Programming element of the curriculum has already been well received by staff and pupils. Many children have continued their learning at home, using the free programme, Scratch online.

Try Scratch at:

http://scratch.mit.edu/

Computing National Curriculum

Long Term Curriculum Map 2016-17 COMPUTING

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