Computing – curriculum information

“Our vision is to ensure that the teaching of Computing is progressive, allowing children to enjoy and explore the subject whilst developing the skills, knowledge and vocabulary to succeed!”

Our teachers aim to equip the children with necessary skills to understand and access technology in an ever-changing and technologically advancing world. In addition to this, we want to ensure that the children are engaged in the learning of new ICT skills, and we will achieve this through expert planning of lessons, which the children can relate to, and by giving them a wide range of opportunities to explore various ICT software and hardware within a given context.

At Adelaide, we endeavour to ensure that children are taught how to use technology safely though continued teaching of e-safety within the school’s Computing scheme of work, and also as part of the wider curriculum, such as PSHE and special assemblies.

What pupils think about our computing curriculum –

“We have learned how to stay safe online. This is very important to stop online bullying and fraud.”

“I feel confident that I know how to keep myself safe online.”

“Coding is fun! We have learned how to make things move and it is like creating my own game!”

‘The excellent relationships between teachers and their pupils ensure lessons are purposeful and enjoyable’…

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‘There is a very strong focus on checking on how well different groups of pupils are learning, so that any falling behind can be immediately helped to make better progress’…

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‘Pupils feel very safe in school because of the school’s rigorous approach to keeping them safe’…

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‘The harmonious relationships among all groups, from a wide variety of backgrounds, are a strength of the school’…

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‘Leaders leave no stone unturned to ensure that the very diverse school population is treated equally and that there is a relentless focus on driving up pupil performance’…

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‘Staff morale is high, team spirit is very strong, and all are committed to continued improvement. This helps to explain why the school is continuing to improve’…

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‘Children make a good start in the early years because of good teaching’…

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‘Pupils contribute significantly to the successes of the school through their outstanding behaviour and readiness to learn’…

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‘The range of enrichment activities the school provides is excellent and contributes a great deal to pupils’ learning’…

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‘The highly successful promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is at the heart of the school’s work’…

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‘Teaching and learning are consistently good. As a result most pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics from often significantly below-average starting points’…

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‘Parents are overwhelmingly supportive, commenting very positively on the school’s many strong features’…

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