We have developed our computing curriculum to ensure that the STEM subjects have clear progression and that there are planned opportunities for embedding learning, using research from Cognitive Scientists around research into cognitive load theory, the benefits of forgetting, spacing, interleaving and retrieval practice. We are able to support this with resources that will foster ingenuity and creativity, build resilience, encourage experimentation, encourage teamwork, encourage knowledge application, encourage tech use, teach problem-solving and encourage adaption. These resources have been provided through a grant from Millennium Point Trust and include class sets of Lego WeDo 2.0, Lego Spike and Lego Coding Express.
Beaconside Primary School uses a computing curriculum that provides a rich, broad and balanced curriculum fully mapped to the National Curriculum for Computing at Key Stage 1 and 2, covering all 3 strands of the Computing Curriculum:
Digital Literacy (including eSafety)
Our curriculum is designed to enable all children to work towards achieving mastery in Computing. This means acquiring a deep, long term secure and adaptable understanding of the subject. This takes time. Our key curriculum drivers of resilience and inclusion aim to enhance pupils’ enjoyment, understanding and attainment of Computing.
Every child can enjoy and succeed in Computing with equity being offered and all pupils being given the time and opportunity to fully understand, explore and apply skills in different ways, in different situations and different subjects. This enables pupils to fully grasp a concept and understand their learning.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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