This page provides prospective parents and visitors with a glimpse into our curriculum. Parents of Blue School pupils are provided with detailed guides to subject planning in the form of ‘Knowledge Organisers’ in Parent Zone.
The Blue School recognises that children are growing up in a rapidly developing technological world and that understanding information technology is a vital ‘life skill’ in modern society. Therefore, The Blue School believes that all children are entitled to gain the necessary skills and understanding as outlined in ‘The National Computing Curriculum’ to better prepare them for each stage of their learning. We believe that Computing should be an enjoyable and positive experience for all and that it not only increases competence but also builds confidence.
We give each child the opportunity to use Computing to find things out, develop ideas and make things happen; exchange and share information and to review, modify and evaluate their work as it progresses. E-safety is at the heart of our Computing curriculum, with all year groups following e-safety road maps that are specifically tailored to each unit of learning.
We use a wealth of software packages and hardware in order to gain the most out of Computing across the school, including Google suite and Rising Stars Switched on Computing. This allows children from all year groups to develop their digital literacy in an age appropriate and fun way. The aim of the Blue School computing curriculum is to ensure that all of our pupils become confident, adaptable and critical thinkers of the future.
Under the National Curriculum recommendations, by the end of Key Stage Two, pupils at The Blue School will be able to:
Teachers, support staff and pupils across the school use Google suite applications to support other areas of the curriculum, creating deep links with mathematics, science, and design technology. The core of the Blue School computing curriculum is founded in computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use in all areas of learning.
Computing is taught as a specific subject in Key Stage One and Key Stage Two and explored through the EYFS framework in nursery and reception. Computing lessons take place in individual classrooms during their x1 weekly timetabled slot. In these lessons children in KS1 and KS2 use a range of devices, including programmable toys, recording devices and chrome books.
The Blue School is dedicated to providing a Computing curriculum that enables pupils to use computational thinking to develop creativity, increase communication skills and prepare pupils to thrive in a digital world.