All pupils at Acre Heads have access to a broad, balanced and enriching Computing curriculum (Teach Computing Curriculum) covering; Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy. This is done through a spiral designed scheme of work with the following key principles in mind:
Cyclical: Pupils return to the key areas again and again during their time at Acre Heads.
Increasing Depth: Each time a key area is revisited it is covered with greater complexity.
Prior Knowledge: Upon returning to each key area, prior knowledge is utilised so pupils can build upon previous foundations, rather than starting again.
This ensures that the our scheme of work identifies what pupils already know before outlining the new learning in the next stage of the learning journey. Children will use their declarative knowledge (‘knowing that’) and procedural knowledge (‘knowing how’) during each unit of work.
Where possible, Computing units are allocated into linked curriculum themes or taught as discreet areas. The planning of the Computing units ensures that knowledge builds over time and is introduced in an order that enables pupils to build their knowledge of important concepts throughout their time at Acre Heads. The Computing Long Term Plan (LTP) outlines the units to be covered by each year group. These units and associated objectives form the Scheme of Work for each year group ensuring a basis of retrieving and developing knowledge as detailed in the Computing Road Map.