The scheme of work has been created to save teachers planning time by completing the planning for them. It uses many resources that we hope teachers are familiar with through delivering the previous programme of study. However it is likely that some teachers will need to be supported with developing an understanding of the concepts and with using some of the software and peripherals as the programme of study is far more challenging than the previous one. Below are some aspects to consider when looking to use this scheme.
Children have to know and understand the programme of study for Computing by the end of the key stage. Our scheme revisits different elements of the programming strand a number of times across the key stages using different resources so that children will develop transferrable skills across a range of resources leading to a deep understanding of these concepts involved. This means that the scheme can be introduced across a period of time while stille delivering the program of study. A key element of understanding is that children need to be able to explain their thinking and debug programs. This means any difficulties children may be having with an activity can be used to provide a context for other children to solve a programming problem.