Castleview School

Key Documentation:

Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement 

National Curriculum Programmes of Study

Curriculum Overview and Progression

 

 

Our Vision at Castleview

At Castleview we aim for all our children to understand and shape the digital world they live in and provide pupils with the confidence and capability to use computing throughout their life. We promote the respectful and responsible use of technology to keep our pupils safe online.

 

Curriculum Overview

We provide a relevant, challenging and enjoyable computing curriculum for all pupils which is ambitious, broad and balanced to ensure a high-quality computing education. We intend for our curriculum to be stimulating and creative to meet the needs of all learners. Our curriculum is coherently planned to provide sequenced skills for future learning.

 

Enrichment Opportunities

At Castleview, we provide an extensive range of computing enrichment opportunities, delivered through a range of curriculum and extra-curricular activities, to increase our pupil’s cultural capital.

 

Digital Leader Program

We have a very active and enthusiastic team of Digital Leaders at Castleview, whose ideas and hard work help influence the entire school. Click here for full details of their activities on their very own web page!

Digital Leaders

 

Raspberry Pi Club Program

Raspberry Pi Club is open to Year 6 pupils, who have a passion for coding. The children are taught to code their Raspberry Pi using Python, a text base programming language. They have the opportunity to operate lights and buzzers using a Berry Clip and our Raspberry Pi controlled car.

Robotics Partnership with Ohbot

Castleview have a longstanding relationship with Ohbot, writing their scheme of work, that has been used world-wide to aid the teaching of robotics.

OHBOT Scheme of Work

All children in Key Stage 2 have their own Ohbot to program during their robotics lessons. Additionally, Dan is a regular visitor to Castleview delivering workshops to pupils.

Industry Visitors

Castleview invites a range of industry experts and visitors into school to deliver workshops and career talks to our pupils. In recent years, we have had visits from BT engineers, Sales Force, Ncino, Conductive Music and others.

Computing Trips

Castleview works closely with Langley Grammar School as part of the The Kedermister Education Trust (KET).  Consequently, our pupils are regular visitors to their Digital School House. Additionally, in recent years, the Digital Leaders have made industry visits, the highlight being a trip up Sales Force Tower in London.

Jam Coding After School Clubs

Jam Coding are an external company who come into Castleview to run a variety of Computing after school clubs. These are open to both KS1 and KS2 pupils. They deliver a range of different activities over the year, with each project lasting for half a term.

Entering Competitions

Children from Castleview have entered a range of national competitions relating to technology and many of our pupils have been very successful, demonstrating their creative and technological abilities. In recent years, pupils have won Purple Mash T-shirts, visited the Houses of Parliament (where their work was displayed) and won a set of iPads for the school!

Special Events

In December, all pupils in Key Stage 2 (often the staff can be found joining in with the fun too!) take part in Hour of Code activities to encourage children to further their coding knowledge.

 

 

Curriculum Overview

At Castleview, all pupils have an awareness and understanding of online safety. A progressive online safety curriculum ensures that all pupils are able to develop the skills to keep them safe online. Online safety also forms part of Jigsaw (PSHE Curriculum) and is reinforced whenever technology is used. Castleview is a proud holder of the 360 Safe Online Safety Mark.

 

Online Safety Enrichment Opportunities

At Castleview we provide a range of online safety enrichment opportunities to enhance our curriculum lessons

 

Online Safety Assemblies

We have a range of online safety assemblies throughout the year delivered by the Digital Leaders and external organisations.

 

Online Safety Visitors

Castleview invites Online Safety advisor Alan Mackenzie to deliver pupil workshops.


 

In addition, Alan delivers a staff professional development meeting and presents a workshop for parents. 

Please visit our Online Safety Page for Parents to his latest parent presentation and his quarterly #Ditto magazine, with the most up-to-date trends and news in online safety.

Online safety Page for Parents

 

Special Events:

Be Internet Legends Day

Castleview took part in the first ever Be Internet Legends day. Children from across the school took part in a range of Online Safety activities in their year groups.

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet day is an annual event held every February. The theme for this year was “All Fun and Games”. Pupils from Nursery through to Year 6 had a fantastic time during the day.

 

 

Purple Mash (EYFS-Y6)

Purple Mash is an award-winning website, packed with creative tools, educational games and themed resources.  

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Scratch (Y1-6)

Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.

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Hour of Code (Y2-6)

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science.

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