Computing at Manchester Road
A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing 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, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing 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.
Computing National Curriculum 2013
Manchester Road and the Enquire Learning trust aim to provide a fun and engaging computing curriculum which will equip childrent to use technological thinking and creativity to understand the world around them.
the curriculum is designed so that the children build their knowledge each year and will learn how computers and computer systems work, how they are designed and programmed and how they are used in real life.
The children have access to a range of devices and media in school, including i pads, laptops and remote devices such as bee bots and remote control vehicles.
During their time at Manchester Road w expect the children to become independent learners, and for them to be able to use previous knowledge in order to learn new concepts. We want them to be safe on - line and to be able to enjoy using computers and technology safely and usefully.
Every part of the Enquire scheme has been designed so that it can be taught inclusively and will meet the needs of all our diverse community. It is matched against the outcomes of the national curriculum and teachers are encouraged to form cross - curricular links wherever possible.
Throughout their time here the children will study learning in digital literacy, e - safety, coding, word processing and photo editing. The curriculum is updated regularly by an expert team so that the materials and resources are always the best available.
Computing Curriculum at Manchester Road: