Computing

Everyone should learn how to code, it teaches you how to think.

 

INTENT

Computing at Forest Academy is designed to broaden children’s horizons, providing them with the skills and knowledge they will need in a technological future. Our aim is to provide the children with a breadth of memorable experiences that develops their sense of curiosity as well as problem solving and teamwork skills.

 

By the time our students leave us, they will be well equipped with the skills and knowledge to explore the digital world safely. They will be familiar and confident in applications such as coding and will be able to understand how computing can be used in everyday life.

 

IMPLEMENTATION

At Forest Academy, our computing curriculum follows the National Curriculum and is delivered online through Purple Mash schemes of work. We have been lucky enough to provide children with computing related trips which explored robotics and computational thinking. In lessons, children develop computational skills through a planned sequence of sessions that build upon previous learning, including both plugged and un-plugged activities.

 

IMPACT

We use a range of strategies to assess what skills and knowledge the children have attained each term including the following:

  • Book looks (through looking through work saved to Purple Mash drive)
  • Pupil voice
  • Regular feedback each lesson