Curriculum Statement: Our curriculum is very closely linked to our vision “Be Courageous. Be Strong. Do Everything with love.” and this is at the centre of our curriculum design. As a school with a fluctuating cohort and large differences in numbers within each year group, our curriculum overview links to our class structure with subject specific focus and emphasis on skills progression. This approach ensures high expectations and outcomes that challenge and develop every child’s personal skillset. It is vital to us that our children have an inclusive curriculum that celebrates diversity and ‘brings the world to Warton’
Intent: At Warton we deliver a computing curriculum that gives our children the skills, knowledge and opportunities to explore the digital world in a confident and safe manner. We understand that technology is constantly evolving and that it has a huge impact on everything that we do. We want to equip our children will the skills to be able to access technology to benefit and enrich their lives.
We use Purple Mash as a platform to deliver our computing curriculum as it follows the National Curriculum and children cover the three aspects of the curriculum fully: computer science, information technology and digital literacy. The curriculum has been set to meet the needs of our children, for instance, we teach online safety at the beginning of every year to reinforce the importance of being safe online and so that children are clear of the rules of how to do so. Each year our curriculum also builds on previous learning to ensure progression throughout school and one computing lesson is taught per week in each class. Every child has their own individual login to access Purple Mash which they can use both at school and at home. Children are also given opportunities in the wider curriculum and within school to develop their computing skills such as: using appropriate search engines to research topics, creating animations using Lego and to animate in nurture club and creating spreadsheets in maths when collecting data.
An example of a yearly overview of the computing curriculum