Purpose of Study (DfE)
A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
At Morgans we use NCCE Teach Computing as a scheme of learning.
Why we use NCCE Teach Computing Curriculum?
Our intent - To embed an inclusive, enriched computing curriculum with clear progression across the school.
- Resources include clear a overview, scaffolding, exploratory tasks, clear progression and both formative and summative assessments
- Each key stage has a clear curriculum map
- Built around an innovative progression framework where computing content has been organised into interconnected networks we call learning graphs
- Created by subject experts, using the latest pedagogical research
- All of the content is free for you to use, and in formats that make it easy for us to adapt and expand t to meet the needs of our pupils.
- The 6 strands allow the children to enjoy many elements of the computing curriculum and not just coding. Creative Media allows children to work on their creative skills whilst Computer Systems and Networks allow the children to understand computer networks including the Internet and how they can provide multiple services such as the World Wide Web.
Knowledge Organisers - These units are not taught exclusively in this order and are adapted to suit the curriculum.