Subject Lead - Mrs L.Franco
At Priory Lane Community School, we are all technologists!
Computing is a vital part of the national curriculum and essential to ensuring we prepare our children for adulthood in the 21st century and its digital world. Through the study of computing, children are able to develop a wide range of fundamental skills, knowledge and understanding they will need for the rest of their lives. For most of us, being computer literate is imperative to succeed in our daily lives, whether that is at home or at work.
The national curriculum puts a clear emphasis on three areas of learning within computing:
At Priory Lane Community School, computing is taught using a blocked curriculum approach. This ensures that children are able to develop depth in their knowledge and skills over the duration of each of their computing topics. Knowledge and skills have been carefully mapped across each topic and year group to ensure developmental progression, which allow children to make connections and remember steps they have been taught. The implementation of the curriculum also ensures a balanced coverage of computer science, information technology and digital literacy in each year group.
The Computing curriculum at Priory Lane Community School looks like:
"Everybody should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think." - Steve Jobs, former CEO and creator of Apple