Welcome to Computing at Lightmoor
It is our intent that through our Computing curriculum, that children at Lightmoor are inspired with a curiosity and fascination that enables them to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of how technology has an important part in their lives. Our curriculum drivers are ‘Celebrating Diversity’ and ‘Endless Possibilities’, as we want to equip pupils with knowledge about the how technology drives the world of work and play and how information is processed. We want pupils to have well developed computing skills to be able to practise the knowledge they have learnt and understand the practices of the computing industry and how it relates to their lives and the lives of others
We follow the Purple Mash curriculum for computing here at Lightmoor. This provides a breakdown of the national curriculum programme of study and provides suggestions of applications in order to meet these expectations. The progressive scheme from Reception to Year 6 supports staff confidence and inspires learners, it is an excellent way of teaching programming to our very youngest pupils. Computing is taught weekly at Lightmoor to enable our pupils to have regular opportunities to practise new skills regularly and increase confidence. Through our computing curriculum the most powerful knowledge and skills have been identified and given consideration to ensure that progression across topics and year groups is achieved. At the beginning of a new unit of learning, children have the opportunity to recall prior learning as well as what they would like to find out. This informs the programme of study and also ensures that lessons are relevant and take account of children’s different starting points. Through our commitment to inclusion, there are high aspirations for all pupils. Appropriate scaffolding and challenge ensures that the needs of all pupils are met. Cross curricular links are capitalised on to deepen learning.
At Lightmoor, our pupils receive a broad and balanced curriculum. There are opportunities in individual lessons and at the start and end of a unit of work to assess whether children know and remember more. There are clear end points for pupils in all year groups to achieve age related expectations in computing. We strive to ensure that all pupils at Lightmoor are well prepared for the next stage of their education.
‘We are changing the world with technology.’ - Bill Gates.
Computing Lead: Mr Gibbs