Computing Progression 2019

At Cherry Tree Academy we follow the National Curriculum Computing Programmes of Study in Key stage 1 and 2:

We use Purple Mash to teach computing in a fun, safe and interesting way, integrating skills throughout the curriculum while also teaching different aspects discreetly.

Statement of Intent

Technology is changing the lives of everyone. Through teaching Computing we equip children to participate in a rapidly-changing world where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology.

It is our intention to enable children to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary for children to be able to use information in a discriminating and effective way.

Computing skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners and it is our intention that children have every opportunity available to allow them to achieve this.

The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
  • are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

At Cherry Tree we recognise the fact that the effectiveness of any resource is dependent upon how and why it is being used. We are aware that clear objectives, direct teaching and good class management are the key elements of an effective Computing lesson. However, we believe that the appropriate use of good quality resources will enhance good teaching. Whilst we are aware of the limitations of any resource, the resources used at Cherry Tree Academy have been developed to enable children and teachers to participate fully in all Computing teaching.

Evidence of Standards and Teaching

Evidence to be added by the end of the academic year. 

Evidence of FBV and SMCS Statements:

Within Computing we promote tolerance through different people’s ideas that may be built on cultural diversity which promotes mutual respect. Pupils have the opportunity to work independently and as a team to build resilience and self-esteem through tasks. We regularly try to use peer assessment.

  • sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them, including the intangible
  • use of a range of social skills in different contexts, including working and socialising with pupils from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds
  • use of imagination and creativity in their learning
  • ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong, readily apply this understanding in their own lives and, in so doing, respect the civil and criminal law of England