Computing Statement of Intent for CMS
At Chantry Middle School we believe that Computing and the use of ICT is central to the education of all students. We aim to give each student the opportunity to apply and develop their technological understanding and skills across a wide range of situations and tasks. Pupils are encouraged to develop a confident and safe approach to Computing and the use of ICT, with the understanding of the capabilities and flexibility of their resources. With the knowledge that Computing and ICT will undoubtedly continue to form a major part in the children’s life at home, in further education and places of work, we ensure the Computing and ICT experiences and abilities that the pupils are equipped with at Chantry, are effective and transferable life skills.
Our Computing department intent aims to ensure that all pupils:
- have opportunities to apply and develop their technological understanding and skills across a wide range of situations and tasks.
- develop a confident and safe approach to Computing and the use of ICT, with the understanding of the capabilities and flexibility of their resources.
- appreciate that Computing and ICT will undoubtedly continue to form a major part of life at home, in further education and places of work,
Curriculum across the year
Pupils receive one hour of Computing and ICT per week in all year groups.
|Year 5||Autumn||Introduction to systems and spreadsheet modelling
|Spring||Introduction to databases and programming
|Summer||Introduction to flowcharts, text based coding and e-safety
|Year 6||Autumn||Spreadsheet models intermediate level, computing systems & networks
|Spring||Programming and algorithms using flowcharts and virtual robotics using a block based editor
|Summer||Physical Computing & introducing the BBC Micro:bit
|Year 7||Autumn||Spreadsheets & introduction to text based programming using Python
|Spring|| Databases, hardware & software
|Summer||Python & intermediate BBC Micro:bit
|Year 8||Autumn||Advanced spreadsheets and code breaking
|Spring||Advanced Python (some)
|Summer||Web development & games creation
KS2 Computing BBC Bitesize
KS2 Information Technology BBC Bitesize
KS2 Digital Literacy BBC Bitesize
KS3 Computer Science BBC Bitesize
KS3 ICT BBC Bitesize
Computing homework is set to provide opportunities for pupils to consolidate learning, deepen understanding and give opportunities to practise and develop skills ensuring students’ progress and raising achievement.
Recommended reading lists
Recommended reads for Computing
Helpful resources for learning
Google Classroom (all students are automatically members of their Computing Google Classroom)
Safer Internet Centre resources for parents and carers
All assessments in Computing are electronic, pupils will also receive ongoing teacher feedback to support their learning.