Computing Curriculum Statement
Mary Dean’s CE Primary School
At Mary Dean’s, we aim to equip students with a uniquely powerful set of tools to interact
successfully with an increasing computer dominated world. We provide our pupils with the
skills to participate effectively and safely in the digital world both in school and at home and
celebrate the positive effects that social media can have. We understand that
technology can cause negative issues both in and outside of the classroom and believe
firmly that the one of the best tools we have is to educate our pupils that there are choices
We follow the iLearn2 curriculum which ensures that our curriculum is broad and
enriching for our pupils. The intent of the iLearn2 Computing scheme of work is to help pupils become independent, creative, safe, respectful and problem-solving digital citizens with a broad and transferrable skillset. iLearn2 makes computing fun for pupils, inspiring them to develop skills beyond the classroom and building an awareness of all the opportunities the subject provides. Throughout all units skills are repeatedly revisited to ensure that our pupils leave with a secure understanding of all elements of the curriculum.
We have arranged the units into a two year rolling programme to fit with our mixed age
classes. The units have been arranged to allow for each class to cover the whole curriculum
objectives and deepen their understanding through consolidation.
At Mary Dean’s, we believe that clear and effective progression planning is needed to break
down the National Curriculum coverage into small progressive steps to meet the
requirements of the children in each year group. This enables them to make links to
previous learning and quickly build upon it. We also believe strongly that this begins with
pupils in EYFS through their curiosity before they enter KS1 and needing to have the
opportunity to develop their curiosity about technology and how and why things work.
Through the iLearn2 units of work, we cover the following areas of the Computing curriculum:
Mouse & keyboard skills
Learning about computers from the past, present and future.
Mouse & keyboard skills
Inside a computer
Computer networks & the internet
How is computing taught?
- weekly throughout KS1 and KS2
- EYFS children have access to digital resources throughout their creative play
- Following the detailed and comprehensive iLearn2 units
- Using the skills progression and 2 year rolling programme to ensure full coverage
- Pupils are assessed throughout each lesson and lessons adapted to ensure objectives are
met before moving on
At Mary Dean’s we have established the use of iPads throughout KS1 and KS2 and these support and enhance learning in not only Computing lessons but across the curriculum. Children in KS2 also have access to Chromebooks and each child has a Google account which provides them with online cloud storage of their work and also access to a range of other valuable apps and resources.
At Mary Dean’s we take great pride in the teaching and learning of computing and continually strive to ensure that every child can become a confident user of technology, by adapting and changing our curriculum and resources to keep up with current technologies.
Every child will:
- have the opportunity to develop skills both independently and collaboratively
- have misconceptions challenged to deepen their understanding
- use their feedback to further develop their understanding
- develop their understanding in each unit and ensure that units are not repetitive by following the schools overview
Computing will be monitored regularly to ensure that pupils are receiving high quality lessons which allow them to make good or better progress. Pupils will be fully supported by staff and challenged to allow them to reach their full potential.