Florence Melly Community Primary School
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“A computer is like a violin. You can imagine it making beautiful music, but you have to learn how to play it.” Bill Gates

At Florence Melly we are digital nomads! We want our children to love computing. We want them to have no limits to what their ambitions are and grow up wanting to be software engineers, video game designers, web developers or IT consultants.

A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world. National Curriculum (2013)

Bringing Computing Alive at Florence Melly!

We often use the vibrancy of Liverpool as a vehicle  to enrich pupils’ time in our school with memorable and unforgettable experiences, trips, lessons and clubs. Here are just a few examples of how we have brought our computing curriculum alive this year:

  • Our children spent a day celebrating how to be as safe as they can online. Each and every year, as part of our cultural capital curriculum offer, our pupils spend the day exploring just how wonderful the internet is! Mr Southern, our Computing Lead, organised the day and what a wonderful celebration it proved to be. Our children enjoyed becoming ‘internet legends’ with virtual workshops led by Google and some lucky children even visited Anfield for an extra special internet safety session.

Our Computing Policy

Please take a few minutes to read through our Computing policy, created by our Computing Lead, Mr Southern. If you have any questions or concerns about any aspect of this policy or our approach to computing, please get in touch: j.southern@fmp.liverpool.sch.uk.

Our Computing Curriculum Rationale

Computing Subject Characteristics

Computing subject specific characteristics, which we expect the children to demonstrate, have been developed and shared with all stakeholders. These characteristics underpin all work in computing and form a focal point for display areas and provide a common subject specific vocabulary for staff and pupils. 

At Florence Melly, we are Digital Nomads. We have…

  • Competence in coding for a variety of practical and inventive purposes, including the application of ideas within other subjects.
  • The ability to connect with others safely and respectfully, understanding the need to act within the law and with moral and ethical integrity. An understanding of the connected nature of devices.
  • The ability to communicate ideas well by using applications and devices throughout the curriculum.
  • The ability to collect, organise and manipulate data effectively.

Key Computing Documentation

Please use the links below to access our key documentation.

Computing Curriculum Map

Computing Cumulative End Goals

Computing Vocabulary Progression

Celebrating Computing on Social Media

Recent Computing Initiatives/Key Actions at Florence Melly 

At Florence Melly, we implement many initiatives to promote Computing. This year, these have included:

  • INSET training dedicated to computing whereby all staff explored our new computing scheme of work and supplementary resources, participated in robotics and animation sessions using Sphero Indis and Microbits (physical programming) and improved their knowledge and understanding of filtration & monitoring (inline with updated guidance to KCSIE).

At Florence Melly Community Primary School, we are DIGITAL NOMADS!