Computing at Hever
Computing Subject Leader: Mrs J Seymour
Computing Curriculum intent
The curriculum intent for Computing is to embed an innovative, relevant and challenging Computing curriculum which reflects the everchanging technological world that we live in. It will be engaging and exciting, teaching children the key skills designed to prepare them for their future learning and career opportunities, both as a core subject and immersed within other areas of the curriculum.
Computing Curriculum implementation
At Hever CEP School, we have produced our own Computing curriculum following collaboration with other schools, whilst ensuring the National Curriculum Program of Study for Computing and the Statutory Framework for Early Years Foundation Stage objectives are covered. A long-term overview has been produced by the Computing Subject Leader to ensure that the curriculum reflects the current stance regarding Computing and Technology. It is designed to focus heavily on Computer Science whilst using Communication and Animation programs alongside. Furthermore, we will continue to provide the children with opportunities to use office skills within their computing lessons and other subjects to ensure they are developing all vital skills for the future. Our Computing skills will be taught predominantly using Ipads, but also using the Desktop Computers within classrooms on occasion.
We use computers and other technological aids throughout the school. ICT skills, including word-processing, data handling, modelling of information and the control of devices, are taught both formally and discretely as a means of supporting other areas of the curriculum. The children regularly use the internet to research topics and support their learning whenever it is appropriate. Teachers also make good use of the classroom interactive whiteboards and desktop computers to support and enhance the children’s learning. We also plan to have a GreenScreen in the near future, in order to create exciting scenes and videos using the GreenScreen app!
At Hever CEP School, it is our vision to empower the children to play their role in leading their own learning. As a result, we are extremely proud to present our new Digital Leaders, who will be working with the Computing Subject Leader to promote a love of Computing across the school. Furthermore, they will play a key role as Hever ‘computing experts’, supporting their peers in lessons and within our school Coding Club, as well as trialling and researching a range of coding apps. They will also play their part in raising awareness of how to stay safe on the internet, being advocates for ‘Esafety’ within the school.
The school has a strict Internet Protocol so that pupils are able to use the Internet safely. The Kent Learning Zone enables our children to access the Internet via a secure server. Internet Safety is taught discretely, as well as woven through all computing learning.
networking is hugely popular. Many young people are sophisticated in the way they use social media apps and websites, tailoring their communication for different audiences, and accessing them from a range of devices including smartphones, tablets, and games consoles. But social media, like all forms of public communication, comes with some risks. Not all of these risks turn into actual problems; and if children never face any risks, they never learn how to deal with them. By helping your child understand what
The National Curriculum:
The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
Overview for Year 1 & 2
Overview for Year 3 & 4
Overview for Year 5 & 6
https://hourofcode.com/uk/learn (This has a range of exciting coding games. Some may require Adobe Flashplayer.)
To find out more about internet safety, please click on the links below:
For educational children's games, that will support your child's learning, please click the links below:
(logins, where necessary, can be acquired from your child's teacher)
Khan Maths - www.khanacademy.org
Purple Mash - https://www.purplemash.com/sch/heverpri
Internet Safety Games - http://www.childnet.com/young-people/primary
A range of different learning games - http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/