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Reedings Junior School

Computing

At Reedings, we follow the National Computing Curriculum for Education (NCCE) by Teach Computing, which provides a creative and challenging approach that is fully aligned with the 2014 National Curriculum for Computing.

The curriculum has been built around an innovative progressive framework. We currently have a subscription to Purple Mash, which allows for continuity from Fawbert and Barnard.

Our curriculum builds on skills taught throughout Key Stage One, and transfers skills between different computing programs throughout the Google apps, along with specific sites to develop skills. For example, our Computer Science element revisits and builds upon their use of BeeBots, and transfers these skills to Scratch before progressing to physical computing software such as Crumble Kits and Micro:bits. It is our hope that the children at Reedings will be inspired by the different areas of the Computing world and enhance their skills and career choices as they grow and develop. We are constantly growing our range of devices in school, and currently use iPads, laptops and chrome books. As interactions and relationships are increasing online, teaching the safe and respectful use of technology is paramount and is embedded across the curriculum.

Children currently have one hour of dedicated Computing teaching time a week, and their skills are also used across the curriculum in different areas. As we look to grow our bank of chrome books, we aim to increase the time dedicated to enhancing and developing their skills and achievements.

It is our aim that all children will be digitally literate and able to use and develop their ideas through technology – we want to ensure they are all active participants in a digital world.