Computing

Heathfield Curriculum Intent

The children at Heathfield are provided with a an inter connected curriculum that promotes meaningful connections between concepts and knowledge (Heathfield Head), develops genuine and robust character traits to prepare children for life in the modern world (Heathfield Heart) and opportunities for children to use and apply their Head and Heart to answer learning questions (Heathfield Hands) resulting in knowledgeable, physically and mentally healthy children that achieve their potential and have a solid foundation to become lifelong learners.

 

Learning together; Learning for life

Computing Curriculum at Heathfield
 
At Heathfield, computing is a key driver to equip our children to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Our computing curriculum uses the deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology. The core of computing is computer science, in which our children are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Computing also ensures that our children become digitally literate - able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas at a suitable level for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
Key Concepts
 
At Heathfield we have designed our curriculum through Heathfield Head, Heart and Hands. For each aspect, we have identified key concepts that feed through each year group. This gives our children the opportunity revisit concepts and apply creatively. Our concepts prepare our children for the modern world and learning for life.
Purple Mash
 
At Heathfield we use Purple Mash to embed computing and digital skills across the curriculum. Purple Mash has a range of software that address all the key aspects of the computing curriculum and it immediately engages children's interest. We encourage children to use Purple Mash at home as they have their own individual log in details.