We teach the Computing curriculum through a thematic/topic based approach which is underpinned by the HCAT accelerated learning cycle.
The key concepts, principles and themes have been developed from the National Curriculum into a range of progressive knowledge and skills that are vital for children to explore. At Hoyland Common Primary, we believe it is important to inspire children from a young age to become problem solvers, careful sequence checkers, creative thinkers and logical predictors. Through our thematic approach to teaching and learning we are able to open our pupils' eyes to the amazing and inspiring power of computational thinking and ignite the potential that lies inside them.
No controller? No problem! The pupils of Hoyland Common used a potato and staplers instead.
"We are currently preparing children for jobs that don't exist yet..."
At Hoyland Common our progressive skills based curriculum allows children to build on their knowledge and skills in order to know and remember more. Our children are are inspired to use and apply their ICT in real life contexts.
...in order to solve problems we don't even know are problems yet."
There are opportunities for children to learn about E-Safety and explore different uses of technology in the wider world. Coding is also taught throughout school ensuring that children develop their understanding of algorithms and programming.
The computing knowledge and skills are taught covering 5 main areas: Algorithms and Programming, Organising and Searching (Using the Internet), Uses of Technology, Data Retrieving and Organising, E-Safety and Responsibility.
The Computing curriculum we offer is designed to meet the needs of all our pupils. It is rich, varied, imaginative and ambitious and meets the needs of individual learners by can easily be adapted for pupils with additional needs.