This page provides prospective parents and visitors with a glimpse into our Ivybridge Curriculum.
Ivybridge parents are also given termly planners outlining the learning opportunities provided in each year group every term.
Detailed knowledge organisers are also available on request.
Computing at Ivybridge
Computing in the Early Years Foundation Stage
In Reception, children are given the opportunity to explore a range of technology through child initiated play and direct teaching time. They use computing apps that are child friendly, engaging and support cross curricula learning such as Busy Things, Mini mash and RM maths (a maths program to develop their word processing and maths skills.)
Computing Scheme of Work
In Years 1 to 6 we use the Purple Mash Scheme of Work to ensure good coverage of the computing curriculum.
8 units of work time tabled over 31 weeks from Year 1 – Year 6. The scheme has step by step lesson plans, knowledge organisers, MTP plans and assessment criteria for each unit.
At Ivybridge, we want our children leave school understanding the importance of being computer literate. We understand clearly our responsibility in preparing children for their next stage of education and for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life, laying the foundations so that they can take their place successfully in modern British society and the wider world.
As opportunities in technology based companies increase, it becomes ever more important that the children are fully computer literate when they leave school.
Our pupils will get a sense that is a really exciting time to be a pupil at Ivybridge primary school. The opportunities that advances in technology will bring to our pupils as they grow up are hard to imagine. The curiosity, creativity and courage that we nurture in them now should endure as they move on through education and into adult life. To exploit fully the opportunities that current and future technology offers them, our pupils will draw on the understanding of computing we provide them with, as well as confidence gained through working on a range of meaningful projects throughout their primary education.
“As a young “computerist” at Ivybridge I’m confident at learning new skills and applying them in different ways”.