Rivelin's computing vision
At Rivelin we want our pupils to be happy, safe and responsible users of technology. Computing is an integral part to a child’s education and everyday life. Therefore, we intend to support our pupils to access and understand the core principles of this subject through weekly lessons and engaging, cross-curricular opportunities.
Our school’s aim to equip our children with the relevant skills and knowledge is required to understand the three core areas of Computing (computer science, Information technology and Digital Literacy) and to offer a broad and balanced approach to providing quality first teaching of this subject.
In order to provide high quality teaching of Computing at Rivelin, teachers use the NCCE scheme of work, which teachers adapt to suit the needs of their class.
At Rivelin, we endeavour to expose pupils to a variety of software, programs, and equipment in order to offer a range of appropriate challenges and experiences. Staff are provided with desktop computers in the computing suite and Ipads, which they can explore within their classrooms. Specific vocabulary for each year group is outlined in the lesson plans. Teachers regularly model this within their lessons.
At Rivelin, Computing is assessed half-termly using teacher judgement and the NCCE rubrics. Recaps at the start of each lesson allows pupils to develop their recall of embedded knowledge. Pupils complete a mini assessment at the end of each session to gauge how confident they felt and the teachers then address this. Sessions are adapted to meet the requirements of a specific cohort and class teachers and the subject lead frequently review lesson content.
We hope the children enjoy and value the curriculum we deliver. We hope they discuss, reflect on and appreciate the impact computing has on their learning development and wellbeing. We believe that our computing curriculum prepares children for the next stage in their education.
?CS - Computer Science
IT - Information Technology
DL - Digital Literacy