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Junior School creative IT, Digital Literacy and Computer Science Curriculum

A banded integrated technology scheme of work (by age) and unlevelled for KS2.

Glenn Malcolm

Created by Glenn Malcolm
last edited Sep 14 2014 by Glenn Malcolm


Integrated Technology Document for KS2 via Dropbox.

Attached also (will be quickly outdated via this link and will be available through iBooks, Google Docs etc soon)

A scheme of work that maintains the creative elements of the old ICT curriculum and balances out the computer science with digital literacy.

The scheme is unlevelled and generally goes by age of the children as a guide. This isn’t definitive though and allows children to amass coverage and progression in simple terms to achieve a ‘pass’ and demonstrate basic digital/computer literacy at KS2 (KS1 to follow shortly).

The areas are renamed as to the levels of achievement. The gradients are aligned to the CAS Progression Pathways with the badges. The key areas are the strands and the granular areas of achievement that mean the children’s progress isn’t a ‘carrot-on-a-stick’ format of ticking boxes - they will achieve areas of this scheme in other parts of the curriculum.

If you have a separate library in your junior school or a member of staff that caters for the library skills then this helps you out on the Digital Literacy side (citation, plagiarism and bias).

The curriculum offers new naming conventions of achievement and topic areas. It also offers a balance of 3 broad headings: Computer Science, Digital Literacy and Information Technology.

Under these 3 headings are 4 key topics: Deciphering and Interpreting with Technology, Inquiring and Communicating with Technology, Creating and Composing with Technology, Operating and Mastering Technology

Areas for next steps are: Child-friendly assessment/ target markers assessment via student-led/ teacher-led opportunities Report writing Long, medium and short-term planning docs for each area Data collection

Your feedback is warmly received.

This document is an adaptation of a FOBISIA planning for ICT (2010) from The Alice Smith school, KL. The CAS pathways doc and the outline for the UK NC Computing curriculum.

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