Computing

Aims:

At Mossley School we are working hard to develop our children's Computing skills. We have purchased the Scholastic Computing Framework for the 2014 curriculum. We are using this as a basis for our delivery of the Curriculum.

Computing is taught directly as a discreet subject and is also used throughout the curriculum to develop confidence, gain skills and maximise learning potential. During computing lessons, the children develop their computing skills through fun, interesting topics, which bring IT to life. They will expand their knowledge and understanding of the world in which they live by using IT in a variety of ways including: text, symbols, graphics, photographs, music and coding/programming. We use our iPads to help support the teaching of basic computer programming and coding as well as supporting our research skills. The development of the skills for computing is a central aspect of our whole school curriculum. Children use IT to find, explore, analyse and present information responsibly and creatively. We keep pace with changing needs and now have a fully up to date IT Skills Curriculum, which develops many of the current trends such as Coding, Programming and Animation. We are lucky to have a computing suite with 30 computers and an iPad trolley containing 30 iPads to allow all children in each class access to up to date technology. These devices allow the pupils to work in a cross-curricular manner to develop their skills and are used on a daily basis throughout the school.

All children from EYFS through to Year 6 follow a scheme of work created by the staff that is in line with the national curriculum and is relevant to the world in which they live. We have also liaised with our main feeder school, Eaton Bank Academy, to ensure that our children are ‘computing ready’ when they transition to High School.

We consciously ensure that both children and parents are up to date with E-Safety. E-Safety is fed into all computing lessons. As a result, the children have produced many displays around the school demonstrating how they can stay safe online and they can confidently discuss this both inside and outside of school.

If you would like further information about the curriculum Mossley School follows please feel free to speak with your child's class teacher or call the school office on 01260 272451

Resources: 

Click below to see the computer clubs coding:

https://studio.code.org/c/42554434

https://studio.code.org/c/42554434

  

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Boundary Lane, Congleton

Cheshire, CW12 3JA

Main Contact: Mrs S Brereton or Mrs L Knibbs

Tel: 01260 272451