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06/02/20

Retweetd From Tracy M.R Boyd

David couldn't wait to get stuck in to his new book. His teacher has been reading it to the class and I could tell he loved it. Thanks Mr Kerr at for the website info 📚 https://t.co/qCXz69TCGd

06/02/20

Retweetd From Cheryl Kenyon

Well done to all the children who performed tonight, wonderful show and all the children looked like they loved performing:) https://t.co/adb5dsUfjz

22/12/19

Retweetd From Paula J matthews

Wishing all the staff a merry Christmas and a happy new year the kids have enjoyed this year and cant wait to see what's in store next year 🎄🎄🎁🎁🎄🎄

20/12/19

Retweetd From Misty Barnes

its a pleasure to say thank you for this term as my children have been happy to go to school and happy to come home ! They have learned so much ! Thanks to fantastic teachers 👍👍 we wish you all a wonderful Christmas

18/12/19

Retweetd From Alan Kemp

Finley and his Teacher post Christmas Production. https://t.co/9TXeVl1DuI

18/12/19

Retweetd From Paula J matthews

We been waiting for the jolly postman to come and hes finally come love my christmas card and charlotte loved posting it with her teachers https://t.co/P2j7cENab7

11/12/19

Retweetd From Cheryl Kenyon

Thank you for hosting another mince pie making. Become a tradition with the kids now:) very messy but lots of fun had😀 https://t.co/1nemWWvjqA

24/11/19

Retweetd From Cheryl Kenyon

Well done Phoenix and Henley:) First time henley has competed and first medal either of them has won:) 3rd place in their team kata. https://t.co/YO5eOiLdbn

07/11/19

Retweetd From Cheryl Kenyon

Great time at the Diawai celebration today:) well done to all who helped to organise and help:) https://t.co/pmsaPr2DZS

11/10/19

staff ready for the annual Harris conference https://t.co/OlnCkbdhce

05/10/19

Retweetd From Harris Peckham

Congratulations to our fantastic teachers who attended the Harris ITT Graduation! https://t.co/LoRVOf3CFu

24/09/19

Retweetd From Paula J matthews

Miles finds spelling and handwriting hard and homework can be a challenging time but for the first time hes sat there willing to do it and even tried joining the words together https://t.co/jxvBDaVh10

10/09/19

Retweetd From Cheryl Kenyon

Happy kids:) https://t.co/bqamQ52lqB

09/09/19

Nursery all ready for our youngest pupils starting school https://t.co/NuzuPWynUX

09/09/19

Reception role play, reading area, small world and group activities https://t.co/yaaUCXJly7

09/09/19

Activities all set up for our new Reception pupils this morning https://t.co/XSW7WVvvCr

09/09/19

Our EYFS rooms all ready for our new pupils this morning https://t.co/3Cr4Sp4ip6

09/09/19

Retweetd From Cheryl Kenyon

Well done Phoenix, after getting a provisional pass on his first grading hard work and perseverance paid off and he is now a full blue belt:) https://t.co/poSuJLDTRQ

05/09/19

Our Year 5 pupils are enjoying wearing the new academy blazers https://t.co/qmURU4QTrB

05/09/19

Year 4 & 5 classes all ready for our new curriculum https://t.co/GMs1tjRqgT

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Computer Science

Computer Science

 

 “Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn”.                  Stephen Hawking

Computer Science Intent, Implementation and Impact

Intent

Computers are now part of everyday life. For most of us, technology is essential to our lives, at home and at work. ‘Computational thinking’ is a skill pupils must be taught if they are to be ready for the workplace and able to participate effectively in this digital world.

The national curriculum for computing aims to equip young people with the foundation skills, knowledge and understanding of computing they will need for the rest of their lives. Through the national curriculum programme of study for computing, they will learn how computers and computer systems work, they will design and build programs, develop their ideas using technology and create a range of content.

At Harris Mayflower, we provide pupils with a high-quality computing education which in turn equips them to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.

 

Computing comprises three main areas:

  • Computer Science -understanding how computers and computer systems work and learning how to create using technology
  • Information Technology (the ability to use technology through a range of devices and tools)
  •  Digital Literacy (having the skill to communicate and express ideas using digital media and technology; whilst staying safe online).                                                                                                                            Our aims within computing are to teach pupils:
  • The principles of information and computations
  • How digital systems work
  • Programming and coding
  • To use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content
  • To use, express and develop ideas through information technology.

 

Implementation

At Harris Mayflower, we have implemented our Computer Science curriculum, through the following ways:-

  • Weekly 1 hour Computer Science lessons
  • Lessons well-resourced through planning and equipment – i.e:- Mac suite, laptops and iPads
  • Key vocabulary included at the beginning of each lesson with definitions
  • Digital Leaders in each class to support learners
  • Progression in topics and across year groups building on previous skills learnt
  • In Early Years, pupils are taught to recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools.  They select and use technology for particular purposes – this is within the Understanding the World Early Learning Goal.
  • All the lessons are high-quality with relevant online resources, the teachers can adapt lessons for our pupils.

     

    Across the key phases, the following areas will be taught:

 

KS1

KS2

Computer Science

Understand what algorithms are, how they are implemented as programs in digital devices, and that programme execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions.

 

Create and debug simple programs.

 

Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs.

Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specifics including controlling or simulating physical systems, solve problems by decomposing them into small parts.

 

Use sequence, selection and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output.

 

Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs.

 

Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services linking the World Wide Web.

 

Appreciate how search results are selected and ranked.

Information Technology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.

Use search technologies effectively.

 

Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices. As part of this design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting analysis, evaluating and presenting data and information.

 

Digital Literacy

 

Recognise common uses of information technology beyond the academy.

 

Use internet technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.

 

Understand the opportunities networks provide for communication and collaboration.

 

Be discerning in evaluation of digital content.

 

Use internet technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.

Impact

Evidence of progression in computing learning is evidenced in each class teacher book to record assessment for learning each session.  At Harris Mayflower we believe that when assessing computing it is important to look for evidence of knowledge of understanding as well as technical skills. Asking pupils to talk about what they have learned as well as showing the work they have completed, will provide important evidence of learning.

Teachers use a range of assessment tools to monitor and identify progress, this includes:

  • Termly assessments
  • Quizzes
  • Reflections and pupil voice in big books for each lesson
  • Low Stakes testing
  • Data

Simone Daisley

Computing Leader

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