Can you recommend a Scheme of Work for Computing?
During my many visits to schools one question that keeps coming up is “Can you recommend a Scheme of Work for Computing?” To which I have had to answer “No!”.
There are several available commercially with price tags up to £600 but, unfortunately, I have yet to get a close-enough look to any completed scheme to say, hand-on-heart, that I could recommend it!
So, prompted by the badgering’s of a few teachers, I decided to have a crack at creating a Scheme myself and so The OLWT Primary Computing Scheme of Work 2014 was born!
I have started with a simple Scheme of Work overview. It has been built from the ground-up based on the new Computing Curriculum published in September 2013. The overview takes each of the areas of the Key Stage 1 and 2 curriculum and breaks down the A4 side of ‘Subject Content’ bullets into simpler objectives which are identified using an alpha-numeric code.
These codes are then used in a curriculum overview organised by school years which identifies curriculum ideas you could teach, mapped to suggested hardware or software options that could be used to meet the objectives. This overview should be enough for the teacher who feels they have ideas of what to do, but not necessarily how to organise things. It sets up progression in Computing and is packed with ideas which have been tested with children.
The overview also suggests assessment opportunities which can be recorded using traffic lights on a record sheet included with the overview.
This overview is almost ready for release and will be offered for sale to schools as a printable PDF file for just
£60 – LAUNCH PRICE for February of just £50
Schools which purchase the overview will also be entitled to discounted CPD training, should they wish to book any, to support teachers with teaching the new Computing Curriculum. If you are interested in purchasing The OLWT Primary Computing Scheme of Work 2014 Overview and assessment pack please email firstname.lastname@example.org from an official School email address and I will email you the file as soon as it is complete with an invoice for the reduced price of just £50
I am currently working on a series of modules which match the ideas used in the overview. These modules will take the class teacher through each activity step-by-step with associated resources and web links to support teaching and learning too.
These will be available as separate modules for £40 per module as printable PDF files. Once all of the modules are complete there will be a special package price and schools buying individual modules to start with will be able to convert to the package price once all modules are released.
I also plan to update modules as the need arises. Updates will be emailed out for free to schools who have purchased them.
Modules currently in production include “Introducing Bee-Bots”, “Using Bee-Bots across the Curriculum”, “Getting Started with Roamer Too”, “Introducing Scratch”, “Using Scratch with Pico Boards” and “Using Scratch with LEGO Wedo”.
Future modules will include databases, spreadsheets and specific creative iPad Apps amongst others.
If you would like to know more please email email@example.com