At Tewin we use Kapow's Primary’s Computing scheme aims to instil a sense of enjoyment around using
technology and to develop pupil’s appreciation of its capabilities and the opportunities technology offers to, create, manage, organise, and collaborate.
Tinkering’ with software and programs forms a part of the ethos of the scheme as we want to develop pupils’ confidence when encountering new technology, which is a vital skill in the ever evolving and changing landscape of technology. Through our curriculum, we intend for pupils not only to be digitally competent and have a range of transferable skills at a suitable level for the future workplace, but also to be responsible online citizens.
Kapow's scheme of work enables pupils to meet the end of Key Stage Attainment targets outlined in the National curriculum and the aims align with those in the National curriculum. Our Computing scheme will help to equip children for life in the digital world, including developing their understanding of appropriate online behaviour, copyright issues, being discerning consumers of online information and healthy use of technology.
Using Kapow's Primary Computing, enables full coverage of the National curriculum meaning 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, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems, and a range of content. It also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
Kapow's Primary scheme of work is designed with three strands which run throughout:
• Computer science
• Information technology
• Digital literacy
We use the National curriculum mapping document to ensure our units cover each of the national curriculum attainment targets as well as each of these three strands. The Progression of skills ensures the skills that are taught within each year group and how these skills develop year on year to ensure attainment targets are securely met by the end of each key stage.
The Kapow Primary scheme is organised into five key areas, creating a cyclical route
through which pupils can develop their computing knowledge and skills by revisiting
and building on previous learning:
• Computer systems and networks
• Creating media
• Data handling
• Online safety
Using Kapow Primary Computing ensures a broad and balanced coverage of the National curriculum requirements, and our ‘Skills showcase’ units provide pupils with the opportunity to learn and apply transferable skills. Where meaningful, units have been created to link to other subjects such as science, art, and music to enable the development of further transferable skills and genuine cross-curricular learning.
Lessons incorporate a range of teaching strategies from independent tasks, paired and group work as well as unplugged and digital activities. This variety means that lessons are engaging and appeal to those with a variety of learning styles.
Adaptive teaching will ensure that all lessons can be accessed by all pupils and opportunities to stretch pupils’ learning are available when required. Knowledge organisers for each unit support pupils in building a foundation of factual knowledge by encouraging recall of key facts and vocabulary. Kapow provides subject knowledge for staff to be confident to deliver highly effective lessons in which all pupil can achieve progression. We use Kapow's condensed long term plan which will ensure full coverage but also allow sufficient time to teach the curriculum to the highest standards.
Rigorous monitoring and regular impactful assessment will enable gaps to be identified and ensure that every pupil progresses and achieves their best.
With our computing curriculum, pupils should leave school equipped with a range of skills to enable them to succeed in their secondary education and be active participants in the ever-increasing digital world.
We will ensure that children will: