Kentmere Academy and Nursery

Kentmere Academy and Nursery

Computing

The Computing Curriculum

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How Are Children Taught?
Early Years
Key Stage 1
Lower Key Stage 2
Upper Key Stage 2
Enrichment
Home Learning
Progression of Knowledge and Skills

Computing Curriculum Intent

Computing Curriculum Intent

To expand access to, and experience of, a range of technologies in order to develop computational thinking and equip our children for the jobs of the future.

At Kentmere Academy and Nursery we are proud to have been recognised for our achievements in ICT; currently holding the NAACE ICT Mark and E-Safety 360 Award.

The school has a very collaborative approach to ICT which is clearly led and is integral to the school vision for teaching, learning and management. (NAACE, ICT Mark, June 2018).

Our Computing Vision

Our Computing Vision

“It’s not that we use technology, we live technology” Godfrey Reggio

At Kentmere, we understand the place and value of technology in education and in the wider world. We want to prepare our pupils for the opportunities and careers that technology can bring; that may not even yet exist. Computing at Kentmere is all about developing well-rounded digital citizens, proficient programmers and confident users of information technology.  This is imperative for their education but also for their contributions to society and their own lives. Computing has the power to connect individuals and communities from all over the world, as many of our pupils have family and friends in counties across Pakistan, Portugal and Poland for example we want to show them how these connections can be nourished through the power of technology,  by making them IT literate. We know that many of our children do not have a working knowledge of the world outside of Rochdale and so we use technology through our wider curriculum to show them what the world can offer them.

One of the most important aspects of the Computing curriculum at Kentmere is the focus on Digital Literacy. We want our pupils to use technology safely and respectfully, to recognise the fantastic opportunities that the online world can bring but also to recognise the implications of this. We teach them how to balance their screen time, filter for real and ‘fake’ news, keep themselves protected in an online environment and recognise the impact of their online and offline behaviour.


We harness the skills of computer programming by teaching problem solving and computational thinking. Through a language rich environment we teach the technical vocabulary associated with programming to help the children reason and explain their ideas. We want our children to think in an analytical way which can then be applied to other areas of the curriculum. We provide them with the opportunity to design, create and evaluate programs and to apply the skills they have been taught independently.
We teach information technology through the opportunity to use a range of software and hardware. We start by teaching the basic skills of typing and navigating computers. We provide children with the opportunities to create digital imagery, games, and music to show them the variety and breadth of what they can achieve with technology.

Through a progressive curriculum we teach the knowledge and skills they need as a foundation for careers in media, administration, data, advertising, programming and all of the many other careers that being a confident user of information technology can bring. When children leave Kentmere after completing the Computing curriculum they are well prepared for the next stage in their education.

Watch our
Computing Video

We hope you will watch our video that will show you some of the amazing learning and fun that takes place in our school.  Our pupils had fun being filmed and showcasing their work.

Computing Gallery

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Northern Alliance
Sainsbury's School Games Gold Mark
Leading Parent Partnership Award
Rochdale REAL Trust
5 Star Hygiene Rating
Healthy School Award 2016
Eco school bronze award
School Council Award, Rochdale
Arts Council England Silver Award
SSAT Primary Network
Rights Respecting Logo
Diana Award
Rainbow Flag Skilled Teacher
Rights Respecting Silver Logo
E-Safety Award
ICT Mark Accredited
Reading Silver
NACE Member 2018-19
School Gold
IQM Centre of Excellence Award
Badge School Status
School Games 19/20

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