At New City Primary School we deliver our computing programme of study for KS1 and KS2 using the Switched on Computing scheme of work. It covers all the requirements of the Computing programme of study in a way that’s intended to develop pupils’ understanding of the concepts, practices and perspectives that underpin programming and other aspects of computing science.
It provides ample opportunity to create collaborative project work in which pupils can acquire the information technology skills they’ll need. It also helps pupils understand the implications of technology for individuals and society as they continue to become more digitally literate.
Every half term, each phase follows and completes one unit, with a total of six units of the year. Each unit focuses on one of the key six aspects of computing:
- Computational thinking
- Computer networks
- Collaboration and communication
This ensures pupils at New City receive a broad and balanced computing curriculum. For the most part, links are made between computing and what the children are learning about elsewhere in the curriculum.
Online safety is embedded throughout the Switched on Computing units.