At Ethelbert Road we use the Twinkl scheme of work to deliver and assess computing.
The three areas of content knowledge are:
• Computer science
• Information technology
• Digital literacy
Computing involves complex knowledge; the challenge for teachers is to carefully consider how to enable all pupils to access the learning.
• Our consider pupils’ expertise and prior knowledge when selecting teaching approaches, with novices requiring more explicit instruction.
• Our choice of teaching activity is strongly linked to the intended subject content and helps achieve curriculum goals.
• Scaffolding includes use of worked examples to help pupils solve problems and steps are gradually taken out of these worked examples to support increasing independence.
• Subgoals support the use of worked examples; these are steps to solving a problem. They break down the problem, reducing cognitive load, as well as helping pupils to understand the structure of the problem-solving process.
At Ethelbert Road we assess through our statements in our scheme of work. These link with the National Curriculum objectives. Teachers and support staff use 'check its' during the learning to ensure that pupils are keeping up and therefore negate the need to catch up at a later stage. These 'check its' are used at any stage of the learning activity. Through pupil participation and reflection, pupils have the opportunity to present an aspect of their learning to others. This stage known as the 'show it' provides opportunities for pupils to demonstrate their learning to others. Assessment attainment is recorded on our assessment system, Insight Assessment. The data is collected twice a year and analysed by the subject leaders. The out come of the analysis is presented to the senior leaders and interventions and strategies are planned.