The children are taught computing through purposeful links with other subjects and stand-alone learning following the Knowsley CLC scheme of work. Children have access to ICT in their classrooms via portable equipment such as iPads and Laptops.
Our computing curriculum focuses on the following areas: Online Safety, Computer science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy.
Online Safety focuses on ensuring children feel confident when using computers and the internet and are able to identify and minimise risk to themselves. Further information about online safety can be found on our dedicated 'Online Safety' webpage.
Computer Science enables children to develop their coding and debugging skills as well as their logical reasoning to work with variables and various forms of input and output. It gives all children the opportunity to learn basic computer programming, from simple floor robots in Years 1 and 2, right up to creating on-screen computer games and programs by Year 6, using programming software such as Scratch or Kodu.
Information Technology gives children the capabilities to work with a variety of software and technologies to complete specific projects. Children will develop their abilities to evaluate software and select the most appropriate tools for completing different assignments.
Digital literacy concerns the use of computers for functional purposes, such as collecting and presenting information, or using search technology. It also involves the safe and responsible use of technology, including recognising its advantages for collaboration or communication.
At Aintree Davenhill we use the Knowsley City Learning Centre (CLC) scheme of Work. Each unit has a different focus, shared by all the year groups but with progressively more complex outcomes and contexts.
SCHEME OF WORK
Online Safety is a high priority at Aintree Davenhill. The children are taught how to keep safe when using technologies to enhance their learning both at home and at school. We welcome support from parents to ensure that children are using technology which is age appropriate. All staff, children and parents sign an AUP (Acceptable User Policy) which outlines our school policy. Our 'Online Safety Policy' details how we ensure children, staff and other stakeholders are safe whilst using ICT. Further information about online safety can be found on our 'Online Safety' page on this website.