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AvenueInfant School

Computing

Curriculum Intent: Computing

               Possibilities - To have high aspirations and know all of the opportunities available                                                        to them.

                Initiative -       To take risks, become independent thinkers and be responsible for                                                          themselves.

                 Growth -        To recognise and celebrate their own individual journey, understanding                                               their own uniqueness and strengths and those of others

Implementation:

Our pupils should be able to organise their knowledge, skills and understanding into the following threshold concepts:

  •  Code
  •  Communicate
  •   Connect
  • Collect

These key concepts underpin the children’s learning through the year groups from Reception to Year 2. This enables pupils to reinforce and build upon prior learning, make connections and develop subject specific language. 

The vertical accumulation of knowledge and skills from Years R to 2 is mapped as follows:

PROGRESSION IN THRESHOLD CONCEPTS

The procedural and semantic knowledge pupils need to understand the threshold concepts

THRESHOLD CONCEPTS

RECEPTION STEP- FOUNDATIONS TO BASIC

YEAR 1 STEP- BASIC

YEAR 2 STEP- ADVANCING TO DEEP

C1- Coding

Understanding and anticipating that an action can cause a reaction (e.g. pressing a button on a programmable toy)

Know that for a computer to make something happen it needs to follow clear instructions

Create, predict and debug simple programs using correct vocabulary

C2- Connecting

Know that technology can be used to connect to others and follow safety rules when accessing technology

Begin to know online risks and how to prevent and respond to them

Understand online risks, how to avoid/prevent them and age restrictions for sites

C3- Communicating

Use and express themselves and develop their ideas through technology

C4-Collecting

Use simple programs to sort information

Use simple databases to record information

Use and interpret simple databases and representations of information, using appropriate tools

Aspirations For The Future

Pupils develop an understanding of how subjects and specific skills are linked to future jobs.

Here are some of the jobs you could aspire to do in the future as a Computer Scientist:

·         Teacher

·         Technology Support

·         Electronic games creator

·         Police

For more careers, please visit First Careers

Impact

Assessment

Through the explicit teaching of the Computing skills, both the teachers and the pupils assess their learning continuously throughout the lesson. Our assessment systems enable teachers to make informed judgements about the depth of their learning and the progress they have made over time.   

Pupil Voice

Reception "…..”

Year 1 "…..”

Year 2 "…..”

 

Snapshots

Here is what Computing looks like at The Avenue: