Curious Approaches to enhance curriculum

Copy of Curious Computing Briefing.mp4

Curious Computing

Designed to empower NQTs and experienced teachers alike, the progressive enquiry-led approach uses open sources, common or inexpensive resources to explore computing in its broadest sense, not just programming. Curious Computing exceeds the expectations of NC2014 and can be used discretely or alongside Curious-city 2.0 enquiries from EYFS to Year Six.

In addition to enquiries and teacher guides, the package contains resources for Computing Leads, such as a suggested 'Intent' statement with an implementation and impact guide; software and hardware options, as well as mapped recommendations for Digital Safety.

There is a one-off cost for Curious Computing of £1590. Please get in touch to discuss prices if you're a small setting or MAT.

Watch the film above for an introduction of why, how and what Curious Computing is, with examples shared in the film shown below.

Example of Year One Enquiry Organiser

Example of Year One Teacher Guide

Example of Year Five Enquiry Organiser

Example of Year Five Teacher Guide

Curious Linguists

Created for non-specialist teachers, Curious Linguists is a whole school approach. It looks at languages and cultures, not just a language and engages learners through immersive experiences, including EYFS and KS1. Enquiries focused on languages and cultures begin in Year Three culminating with immersive, language rich scenarios in Year Six.

If you are interested in finding out more, you can sign up for our Curious Linguists briefing and demonstration on 03/12/20, 16:00 (GMT) by registering here.

Being at home

An exploratory approach to family learning at home

Engaging families in the States of Being approaches used in school through participatory activities. Purposefully designed to avoid putting additional economic, social or cultural pressure on families, the aim is to provide straightforward activities for everyone in the family to engage in together, including those with siblings in different year groups. The analogy of swimming is used to help families navigate the ‘depth’ of an activity with ideas organised by ‘dipping your toe in the water’, ‘splashing about’ or ‘swimming in the deep end’. The three stages do not have to be done in an order, and families could jump straight into the deep end if a young person is confident and needs a deeper or longer experience.

Curious-city settings £190+VAT one off cost with school logo*.

Non Curious-city settings: £225+VAT one off cost with school logo.

*If a setting has their own State of Being characters we can use these instead.