Our Computing Curriculum at SMG
Prepares our pupils for the digital world.
Technology is changing the lives of everyone and through teaching computing we equip our children to participate in a rapidly-changing world where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology. Our computing curriculum aims to give all our children a socially responsible and safe way to flourish and have the knowledge to operate in the 21st century.
It is our intention to enable children to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information as well as develop their creativity, resilience, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. We also focus on deepening their knowledge to be able to use information in a safe and effective way. We want children to know more, remember more and understand more in computing so that they leave primary school computer literate and competent, responsible users of technology.
Pupils participate regularly in computing lessons in order to achieve the intent of the computing curriculum.
In addition to stand alone lessons skills taught are incorporated into other subjects. Lessons are delivered using a range of devices and through unplugged activities when necessary.
The delivery of computing and online safety is planned in line with the National Curriculum. Teachers use PURPLE MASH as a scheme to support their planning and delivery which caters for all children including those with SEND. Each classroom has an interactive whiteboard and is part of the school's network and has 2 i-pads assigned to the class. We have a full set of class i-pads(30) and a full set of class laptops(30) and we also have an additional 16 i-pads and 15 desktop computers in our Computing room. In the computing room there is also access to 5 visualisers, microphones,bee-bots and a green screen.