At Norwich Road Academy, we believe that computing and the use of ICT is central to the education of all children. We aim to give each pupil the opportunity to apply and develop their technological understanding and skills across a wide range of situations and tasks. Computing has deep links with Mathematics, Science, and Design and Technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems which gives the children the opportunity to connect their learning. Pupils are encouraged to develop a confident and safe approach to computing and the use of ICT, with the understanding of the capabilities and flexibility of their resources. With the knowledge that computing and ICT will undoubtedly continue to form a major part in the children’s life at home, in further education and places of work, we ensure the computing and ICT experiences and abilities that the children are equipped with at Norwich Road, are effective and transferrable life skills.
Staff are supported in the teaching of computing through the use of resources from the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) who provide a range of support documents that can be found on their website here https://teachcomputing.org/primary-teachers. We also use the NCCE’s curriculum resources to ensure that the National Curriculum expectations are covered, whilst also giving staff the resources that they need to teach effectively. Support in developing subject knowledge and confidence is also provided through staff CPD.
The curriculum table in the links below gives the objectives for each of the lessons in our computing curriculum. Staff are given the flexibility to choose the order in which they teach the units so that they can ensure that units that support other subjects in the curriculum are taught concurrently.