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18/10/21

Y2 welcomed a Lady in Waiting from the court of Henry VIII to HFSP! We learned a traditional court dance, acted out the Tudor monarch family tree and recited a poem about Henry’s 6 wives! https://t.co/7R8xZ4uIE2

14/10/21

Y2 were thrilled to have a visit from Y5 today. They shared some of the books they had brought back from a recent visit to Peckham Library and the Y5 pupils did a great job showing them how to read with fluency and expression! https://t.co/slrq9GJJJl

14/10/21

Year 5 trip to Greenwich London Observatory! https://t.co/2ZtMV7nz6b

12/10/21

Talking to us about the history of the dinosaurs in Crystal Palace Park https://t.co/rr3v0zVjxU

06/10/21

Year 6 PSHE working on team work and Whole Body Listening https://t.co/vkkozuhe4V

01/10/21

⁩ 'Feeling in the blue zone today because i'm cold' https://t.co/ZYL06st6HU

29/09/21

Phonics workshop for our families in Peckham https://t.co/K5CdlGaOpL

23/09/21

Our first coffee morning for parents! How to support your children with early reading https://t.co/8gAamABUyW

21/09/21

thanks for hosting at your fantastic office to discuss how to support our families even further https://t.co/lkCgAanLNh

13/09/21

how are you feeling today? https://t.co/sLXos6WPWB

06/09/21

First day back for all the lovely children at Harris Primary Free School Peckham #2021-2022 https://t.co/qdr4P0xiao

01/09/21

we are so inspired by you https://t.co/okO7lp7EBo

23/08/21

Year 6 2021-2022 Summer School 🖌 https://t.co/oXC5n9C5TL

23/08/21

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Words First was privileged to be able to provide 3 weeks of intensive Speech and Language Therapy at Harris Primary Academy Peckham Park. taking the impact of the pandemic on children's language and literacy development seriously! https://t.co/WJaN7ZcAYR

23/08/21

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great summer school supporting reception and KS1 pupils post pandemic https://t.co/A0baoh1I7z

23/08/21

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⁩ thanks to ⁦⁦⁩ speech & language therapists for running our intensive and fun summer catch up provision https://t.co/asBJzOd8HA

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Computing Curriculum

“Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn.”

Stephen Hawking

A modern Computer Science curriculum sits on the intersection of science and creativity. It provides pupils with the knowledge and skills that can liberate them to execute their ideas and unleash their creativity. 

It promotes the thinking, and equips them with the tools to solve problems, or enhance efficiency in a range of contexts, including those relevant to them in their home or school.

As a minimum, it teaches pupils to be competent in the digital platforms and methods of creating content, analysing data and communicating that are so often used in the workplace. At its best, the subject exposes pupils to a range of STEM careers that can raise their aspirations and outlook on their future.

What is the intention of the KS1 and KS2 Computing Curriculum?

We aim to:

  • Enthuse and equip pupils with the capability to use technology throughout the lives
  • Develop pupils’ knowledge and understanding in the following six areas:
  • Computational thinking: to solve problems and design systems through decomposition, abstraction, pattern recognition, logical and algorithmic reasoning
  • Digital literacy: to analyse, select and use digital hardware and software in a creative or purposeful manner to create content
  • Information Technology: to capture and manipulate data, using either software and hardware
  • Communication: to recognise the potential of, and use software and computer networks communicate and collaborate with others
  • Ethical and social impacts: to reflect on how the application of technology impacts others, and the ethical questions it poses.
  • Safety: to assess risk and stay safe when using digital devices
  • For pupils to develop resilience when solving complex problems by applying new and unfamiliar computational concepts

How will we implement our computing curriculum?

The curriculum has been developed to reflect the current National Curriculum for Computer Science in Key Stages 1 and 2. Pupils will receive one computing lesson each week. The units of work are intended to be delivered over half-termly blocks, with assessment at key points throughout the year.

We have engaged with the 2Simple Purple Mash platform in order to facilitate the delivery of the statutory requirements of the national curriculum, for reasons outlined below:

  • The scheme is planned around progression in the three areas of Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy, in line with our aims above
  • The scheme provides units of work, with weekly lesson plans that can be delivered by specialist and non-specialist teaching
  • The units of work flexible and can be delivered at the pace that meets the needs of the pupils
  • The scheme clearly demonstrates how and when the requirements of the National Curriculum are met across KS1 and KS2 (Appendix 1)
  • We are confident in the progression of knowledge and skills across the scheme, this is clearly mapped-out and documented: key concepts are revisited and built upon across and between year groups (Appendix 2).
  • 2Simple provides a vast range of tools, that allow pupils to expose pupils to broad range of rich computing and information technology learning opportunities (see Appendix 1)
  • 2Simple provides a sandboxed environment which enables the pupils to conduct work within a safe and controlled system
  • Knowledge organisers are provided for each unit of work which outline the key vocabulary, concepts and knowledge that need to be learnt and recalled to be successful in the unit
  • Significant resources are available for teachers to enhance their subject knowledge, and support them in delivering the units of work
  • 2Simple provide free and tailored CPD to any of its users, to ensure that the different tools available are used most effectively. This complements the training provided by the Harris Federation through INSET days, coordinator meetings, in addition to support from the Computer Science Consultant via lesson planning, co-planning, co-teaching, resource creation and mentoring

We complement the resources provided by 2Simple with individual resources that embed retrieval practice as a routine part of of the lesson, as well as explicit-vocabulary instruction and opportunities for reflection and discussion about learning. 

Literacy

Acronyms and subject-specific nouns run throughout Computer Science; the expectation is that teachers are precise and specific in their written and spoken use of terms that are likely to be unfamiliar to their students, and that the students are given opportunities to develop and demonstrate clear understanding of them.

How will we judge the impact of the curriculum?

Assessment should be both formative and summative.  Within lessons, teachers should use formative assessment to judge the progress that students are making, and to support and challenge them accordingly.

Throughout the schemes, students should receive a summative multiple choice test at the end of each unit.  The purpose of this is to diagnose issues within the class – so that a teacher intervenes in the case of underperformance against age related expectations, and equally is able to celebrate students whose performance is above expectations.

2Simple, also provides an Assessment tool, to assess pupils against the National Curriculum Attainment Targets. The tool identifies which lesson objectives relate to each NC attainment target, and provide explicit guidance on what meeting, exceeding and working toward that objective would look like. Academies are free to use this tool as they see fit.