Schemes of Work by Year Group
What is Computing?
Computer science is a very large subject with lots of applications. Computer scientists design new software, solve computing problems and develop different ways to use technology.
Why is Computing important?
The technologies that computer scientists produce are all around us. Think about all the technology that you encounter in your day:
▪ The tablet you were using to watch a video after breakfast has been programmed.
▪ The traffic lights on the pedestrian crossing you used to get to school have been programmed to help you get safety across the road.
▪ The bus you took to go swimming after school has an engine management system that is programmed.
▪ The CCTV cameras you see in the supermarket have been programmed to move automatically and store images.
What do we learn?
Each year group covers 6 strands over the course of the year. Each scheme of work builds on previous skills for continued progress and challenge within each strand.
The 6 strands of study are