When the old ICT national curriculum was disapplicated a few years ago, I immediately set about writing my own, more modern, and more relevant ICT curriculum for KS1 and KS2. This has served me well for the last three years, however, as my lessons have gradually transitioned to have more of a computing focus to them, I have recently realised that it needed updating.
With half-term finally here, I've just sat down and created this mind map explaining how the learning intentions for my computing lessons are organised into the subject strands specified in the new framework document:
Points to note:
I've divided Computer science into a 'theory' and 'programming' strand so the two very different types of lessons they cover are separate.
I debated where to put the LIs for how networks work - in the end I went for Computer science because I felt that it was more of a 'theory' topic than a Digital literacy 'online life skill'.
I've missed a few LIs off until I can think of decent lessons to teach them - types of storage media (including measuring file sizes), CAD and programming D&T products being three examples.
I don't plan on changing my method for writing long-term plans, as described here, but instead just slightly tweak the design of the LI slides I use in lessons and make the very generic 'To design a computer program' LI that I currently use be more specific to the skill being covered (which is very easy now I've opted to use Discovery education coding).
What do you think of this computing curriculum overview?