Curriculum Statement- Computing
At Edgebury, we use the Kapow Primary Scheme, which we follow for our computing curriculum. The scheme is organised into five key areas, creating a cyclical route through which pupils can develop their computing knowledge and skills by revisiting and build on previous learning:
The implementation of Kapow Primary Computing ensures a broad and balanced coverage of the National curriculum requirements, and the ‘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. Differentiated guidance is available for every lesson to ensure that lessons can be accessed by all pupils and opportunities to stretch pupils’ learning in building a foundation of factual knowledge by encouraging recall of key facts and vocabulary.
Strong subject knowledge is vital for staff to be able to deliver a highly effective and robust curriculum. Each of the units of lessons include teacher videos to develop subject knowledge and support ongoing CPD. Kapow ensures every teacher feels supported to deliver a computing curriculum to a high standard that ensures pupil progression.
The impact of our curriculum is constantly monitored through both formative and summative assessment opportunities. Each lesson includes guidance to support teachers in assessing pupils against learning objectives and each unit has a quiz and knowledge catcher which can be used at the start and/or end of the unit.
Children leave Edgebury Primary 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.
The expected impact of following the Kapow scheme is that children will: