Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises ten Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.
We have designed our computing curriculum with the aim to provide the children with the essential skills for life, enabling the children to safely take part in a rapidly changing world. We work on a 2-year rolling programme and we adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of the children.
At Bawdeswell Primary school we follow the National Curriculum guidance for Computing. The learning is sequenced to enable the children to always build on previous learning to deepen and broaden their understanding of technology. The computing curriculum makes many links to other areas of the curriculum for example English (Traditional Tales) Science (Plants and Animals) PSHE ESafety.
In Reception the children are taught through’ Understanding of the World’ planning about technology in an age appropriate way. They learn about a range of technology and how it can be used at home and at school.
Throughout Y1 the children are taught about age appropriate algorithms, and how computers can be used in every life. In Year 3 and 4 the children continue to develop their understanding of algorithms, learn to create simple programs, learn to recognise a wider range of technology and software and continue to learn about Esafety. In Year 5 and 6 the children continue to build on their knowledge and understanding of networks, software, programming and Esafety in preparation for high school.
This is underpinned by our Values and Ethos statement which shows our aim is for the children to:
‘Love their learning’
This also links to our learning wheel
‘Have a love of technology’.