Staverton’s computing curriculum provides our children with a high-quality education that will equip pupils in their use of technology both now and for the future. We aim to provide our pupils with the skills in computational thinking and creativity to enable them to understand the digital world in which they live and be able to make changes to it. Our computing curriculum encompasses the aims, breadth and programmes of study in the National Curriculum.
In Poppies class (EYFS), children are given the opportunity for pretend play with non-working telephones and computer. Children have the continuous access to BeeBots and mats. Children are given opportunities to explore Mini Mash (EYFS version of Purple Mash) linked to their focus topic, using iPads and laptops. Through Mini Mash, children can create digital artwork, music and simple programs. To inspire reading, through the use of technology, audiobooks are provided through QR codes.
In KS1 and KS2, Purple Mash is used to deliver and support our Computing curriculum. Children are given opportunities to develop their digital literacy, computer science and information technology. Throughout the Purple Mash curriculum, units support skills taught in Maths, Music, Art and English. We have adjusted the long term plan to fit best with our mixed-age classes.
Long term map for Computing