Derby City Primary ICT Curriculum Framework and Scheme

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					                Derby City Primary Curriculum Framework for ICT




            Derby City Framework
                     and
              Scheme of Work
                   for ICT

Edited by

Ann Thornton                    Springfield Primary School
Loui White                      Silverhill Primary School
Keith Ellis                     Ridgeway Infant School
Anna Smurthwaite                Chellaston Infant School
Steph Kavanagh                  Rosehill Infant and Nursery School
ICT Curriculum Team             CYPS




Adapted with Permission from Tower Hamlets LA
                 Derby City Primary Curriculum Framework for ICT
Background
This Framework has been developed by a team of Derby City Advanced Skills and Leading
Teachers, co-ordinated by the ICT Curriculum Team, in response to the new and emerging
technologies and the priorities laid down by Every Child Matters. The Framework includes some
new units dealing with the internet, digital media and digital imaging. There is an emphasis on
developing pupils’ critical awareness, for example in relation to issues of internet safety. The
framework has been created from a variety of sources and we are very grateful for the help and
support of the Tower Hamlets ICT Advisory Team who gave us permission to use their ICT
Curriculum Framework and Scheme of Work as a starting point for our development.

National context
The Derby City Curriculum Framework and Scheme of Work moves on from the current QCA
Scheme of Work presenting a practical plan for the implementation of the National Curriculum
programme of study at KS1 and KS2. Guidance and suggestions for Foundation Stage are also
included.

The Curriculum Framework
The Curriculum Framework consists of a progression of key concepts and skills broken down
into the Strands of the National Curriculum for ICT. Each strand is further divided into themes.
Each theme is then presented as a progression from Foundation Stage 1 to Year Six, to offer a
clear picture of how skills and concepts in that strand progress. This will support differentiation
and the development of personalised learning.

The framework may be used independently, broken down and integrated into the wider
curriculum or in conjunction with the school’s own units of work for ICT.

The Scheme of Work
The Scheme of Work consists of a set of Units of Work which provide teachers with practical
activities designed to develop the skills and understanding outlined in the Framework.

There will be seven units of work for each year group, with the same themes and areas being
re-visited each year to ensure progression. Each unit will have a suggested time allocation and
this will facilitate a more flexible approach to teaching and learning with ICT across the
curriculum.


The complete pack will contain:
      Introduction and overview
      Curriculum Framework Structure
      Progression chart for key ideas, skills and techniques
      Overview of units of work
      Units of work for all year groups from FS1 to Year 6 including suggestions for
     Assessment for Learning.
      Suggested hardware and software resources

If you would like support in implementing this Scheme please contact a member of the ICT
Curriculum Team

Kate Bridgett
Acting ICT Curriculum Strategy Manager



Adapted with Permission from Tower Hamlets LA
                Derby City Primary Curriculum Framework for ICT


                                         Overview

The Scheme of Work covers:
 National Curriculum ICT strands
 learning intentions divided into Key Ideas and Skills and Techniques, following the original
  QCA Scheme of work structure


It consists of:
 seven units for each year group, with all aspects covered each year to ensure progression.
 units which allow a more flexible approach to timetabling and cross curricular links
 units on data logging are linked entirely to work in Science and Mathematics. Data logging
    has not been included for FS.


Each unit has:
 a range of suggested cross-curricular contexts and links to the Primary Framework for
  literacy and mathematics
 suggestions to support Assessment for Learning
 web links to support the teaching and learning




  NC strand                                            Units


Finding things
     out
                             Data Handling                        Digital Research


 Developing
  Ideas and
making things
                                Modelling                               Control
   happen


  Exchanging
                                                               Multimedia and Digital
  and sharing             Text and Graphics
     ideas                                                           Imaging




Adapted with Permission from Tower Hamlets LA