Computing

What is our Computing curriculum purpose and rationale at Ark Kings?

 

At Ark Kings, we aim to give pupils the knowledge and skills to become ‘tech literate’ citizens who use technology safely and responsibly. We aim to develop students who are great computational thinkers and use this skill to provide solutions for problems.  

 

Primary Phase - Further Information

Our Primary Computing Curriculum Purpose and Rationale provides more phase-specific detail: Primary Computing Curriculum Purpose and Rationale.pdf

Our Computing units centre around three key themes: Computer Science (CS), Information Technology (IT) and Digital Literacy (DL).

 

Year Group

Throughout the year – Digital Citizenship & Technology (eSafety)

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Reception

Digital Citizenship & Technology (DL) Lv1

Little Computers (CS)

Let’s Celebrate (DL)

A is for Algorithm (CS)

Art Attack (DL)

Junior Explorers (CS)

Fantastic Tales (DL)

Year 1

Digital Citizenship & Technology (DL) Lv1

We are all Connected (CS)

Pictures Tell a Thousand Words

Walking with Dinosaurs (CS)

Our Local Area (IT, DL)

App Attack - Games Design (CS)

Pictures Tell a Thousand Words

Year 2

Digital Citizenship & Technology (DL) Lv1

You’ve got mail (CS, IT, DL)

Whatever the Weather (IT)

Code-tastic (CS)

Super Sci-Fi (IT, DL)

Let's Fix IT (CS)

Vehicles (IT, DL)

Year 3

Digital Citizenship & Technology (DL) Lv2

Big Robots (CS)

Get Blogging (CS, IT, DL)

We love Games (CS)

Class Democracy (IT, DL)

Young Coders (CS, IT)

We are Publishers (DL)

Year 4

Digital Citizenship & Technology (DL) Lv2

Back to the Future (CS)

Heroes (CS, IT)

Cars (CS)

Hurray for Hollywood (DL)

Interface Designer (CS)

Final score (DL)

Year 5

Digital Citizenship & Technology (DL) Lv3

Making Games (CS)

Grand Designs (DL, IT)

Maths & Cryptography (CS)

Interactive Art Exhibition (DL)

Web Site Designers (CS)

Let's change the world: Inventors (CS, DL)

Year 6

Digital Citizenship & Technology (DL) Lv3

Let's learn a language (CS)

Heroes & Villains -Graphics (DL)

Appy Times Pt 1 (CS)

Around the World (CS, IT, DL)

Appy Times Pt 2 (CS)

Young Authors - interactive (IT, DL)

 

 

Secondary Phase - Further Information

 

Our Secondary Computing Curriculum Purpose and Rationale provides more phase-specific detail:

 

Computing Curriculum
Year Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
7 PC Basics & Digital Literacy Graphical to text based programming Cyber Crime and Security
8 Spreadsheet Modelling HTML and Web Development Animation & 3D Modelling
9 Python Programming Mobile App Design Networks
10 Students studying GCSE Computer Science follow the AQA syllabus, details of which can be found online at AQA GCSE Computer Science.
11 Students studying GCSE Computer Science follow the AQA syllabus, details of which can be found online at AQA GCSE Computer Science.