Our knowledge based curriculum, which is broad and balanced, enables children to develop skills in Computing which will prepare them for their futures. It provides a solid base for them to further develop their knowledge of coding and digital design and provides them with word processing and data analysis skills which will be useful in high school and their futures.
Computing is assessed in a variety of ways at Oak Tree. Embedded in our teaching are a variety of AfL strategies and summative assessments (e.g. quizzes, flashbacks and checkpoints) to check retention, address misconceptions and secure key points in learning. Children review their learning at the end of a unit by completing a quiz or self reflection. Teachers have high expectations of all pupils and, as a result, all pupils continually produce work of a high standard. Teachers use the knowledge and skills documents and assessments grids provided in the long term plan make their end of year judgements which are recorded for every child. Our results can be seen in the assessment overview.
Teaching and learning is evaluated using a triangulation of evidence from a cycle of monitoring activities completed by the subject lead and other members of SLT. This includes book looks, lesson observations, drop-ins and pupil/teacher voice opportunities. Our curriculum is regularly reviewed and CPD is tailored to enhance quality teaching and to continue to develop the subject inline with the most recent educational research.