Curriculum Intent Statement
At More Park we appreciate the ever-changing digital world in which we all live and the importance of delivering a high quality computing curriculum, making links to science, mathematics and design technology.
At the core of our curriculum is 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 through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding we intend for our children to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. We aim to ensure that pupils become digitally literate – able to use and express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology as active participants in a digital world.
COMPUTER AMBASSADORS AT THE BETT EXHIBITION
This year we had the opportunity to take our four Computer Ambassadors on a trip to the BETT Exhibition held at Excel in London. The purpose of the trip was to look at the technology of the future and ascertain what resources would benefit our children in school.
Having planned the trip from the timings of the day, to which trains to get and the direction to go in, the Ambassadors were a credit to our school. They took part in several technological learning opportunities, from coding to interactive 3D books and from wellbeing interactive screens to Minecraft for education. Their favourite of the day was dissecting a frog in the virtual reality classroom!
Coding Club is open to all children in Year 5 and 6. It is held on a Wednesday lunchtime and run by Mrs Seal. The children have the opportunity to learn how to code programs and create their own games. Coding skills are learnt through Purplemash allowing the children to continue their coding and game building at home if they wish to do so.