Our aim at Roman Hill Primary is to provide the children with a wide and diverse computing curriculum within their primary education to support their lifelong goals and achievements. Through teaching computing, the school follows the Kapow scheme of learning using Chromebooks and iPads.
Kapow Primary’s Computing scheme of work enables pupils to meet the end of key stage attainment targets outlined in the national curriculum and the aims align with those in the national curriculum. When used alongside Kapow’s PSHE scheme, the Computing scheme of work also satisfies all the objectives of the DfE’s 'Education for a Connected World framework'.
Through the intent, implementation and impact of using the Kapow computing scheme ensures all children are taught a broad and balanced coverage of the national curriculum, providing pupils the opportunity to learn, develop and apply transferable skills into all aspects of their lives.
As a school, we continue to focus on the ever-changing digital world with the development of new technology in and out of school and ensure all children are able to use a variety of devices in a safe manner reflecting on prior learning through Kapow.
We aim to prepare pupils for the digital world and teach the following units:
Self-image and identity
Managing online information
Health, wellbeing and lifestyle
Privacy and security
Copywrite and ownership
Therefore, the Kapow primary scheme is designed with three strands which run throughout:
These are organised in to five key areas, creating a critical route through which pupils can develop their computing knowledge and skills by revisiting and building on previous learning.
Computing systems and network
In computing, each topic is broken up into six lessons, structured around a learning objective. This ensures that all lessons are taught consistently across the school.
Each lesson has a link to a national curriculum objective, which ensures that our teaching is meeting the learning needs of every child. To ensure there is a consistent approach in our subject and quality teaching each lesson carefully has selected vocabulary to be taught.
By using the scheme, there is support for teachers to consider the needs of all pupils under the ‘adaptive teaching’ and ‘reasonable adjustments to the curriculum. We are committed to ensuring children with SEND have access to all aspects of our subjects in lessons.
Our scheme allows teachers to assess the learning at the end of the lesson by using the success criteria to adequately assess if children have met the learning objective.
Teachers can view the overarching lesson aim for the lesson and how this fits into the wider unit. They can assess the depth of understanding by using the success criteria statements to check understanding.
To assess a wider understanding of the whole unit, every Kapow unit has an end of unit assessment that allows educators be able assess their learning on a wider scale.
The impact of our computing curriculum at Roman Hill Primary means that all children should have equality of access to high quality teaching in computing. All children should feel confident in navigating safely online and be aware of the dangers when being online. All children should feel supported in understanding how computers work, what they can do and offer and their components.
Through computing, members of Roman Hill can understand how computing can be used across the curriculum in a range of subjects. They should be able to explore the many uses of computing as well as the important role they play in our society and in working life.
We believe that computing can be cross curricular and can work closely with our PSHE curriculum. We believe that children are increasingly living in an online world and that in computing we can explore, discuss and support children in dealing with online relationships, online bullying, self-image and identity, online reputation and health and wellbeing. We understand that technology and the internet is a big part of the lives of our children and through our curriculum and subject want to teach and support children to navigate this safely.