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- Approaches to the Primary Computing National Curriculum 2014

Are you worried about implementing the New Primary Computing Curriculum? Do you need further support on understanding what the Programme of Study is actually asking you to do? Do you need a way of tracking progression and curriculum coverage throughout the school? Do you need guidance on assessing pupil progress? Do you know what key vocabulary to use and do you know what the terms mean? If the answer is yes to any of these questions then we may be able to help you.

Written by Kent Local Authority these resources offer support for the subject leader and class teachers to help them deliver the new primary computing curriculum.

The pack includes:

Approaches to Assessment Guide

This section provides guidance on different ways assessment can be used in the computing curriculum as well as things to consider when assessing pupil’s work.

Kent Statements

Kent has taken the key requirements from the Computing Programme of Study and has developed a series of statements that may help to make it more manageable for teachers.  Kent has decided to break Key Stage 2 down into Lower and Upper Key Stage 2. The document has been split up into the three main strands from the National Curriculum; Computer Science, Digital Literacy and Information Technology. A set of statements have then been created for each strand across Key Stage 1 and Lower and Upper Key Stage 2 under the following headings:

  • What I need to know (develop knowledge and key vocabulary)
  • Evaluating and Applying (make links, explain how things work or may be used and demonstrate understanding)
  • Creating or Exploring  (provide evidence, be creative and innovative)

The document has been designed to allow schools to track pupil progress, support progression and ensure a broad curriculum is covered.

Key Vocabulary

This includes a list of the key vocabulary and definitions of terms for pupils to know at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. There is also a list of useful definitions for teachers.

Tracking

Kent Tracking for KS1, KS2 and Upper KS2