Computing Intent Statement
Computing is an integral part of modern-day life and therefore provides a wealth of learning opportunities, explicitly within computing and also across other curriculum subjects. Through the study of computing, children are able to develop a wide range of fundamental skills, knowledge and understanding that they will need for the rest of their lives. Computers have become a part of everyday life, at home, work and school and it is essential that our learners are prepared for a world in which they can utilise and harness this technology. The national curriculum defines three clear aspects of computing curriculum: Computer Science (CS), Information Technology (IT) and Digital Literacy (DL). Children will be given the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding in each area throughout their time with us.
The children will design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts. They will use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs, use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and correct errors in algorithms and programs. Children will be taught to understand computer networks, including the internet, and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration. They will use search technologies effectively, learn to appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content. Children will be taught to select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals.
They will use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable /unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact. All of this is taught alongside our wider and whole school programme on internet safety and the safe use of wider technologies. This ensures they become digitally literate so that they are able to express themselves and develop their ideas through information and computer technology, at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
Schemes of work are cross-curricular and topic themed.
Across each Key Stage, pupils will have the opportunity to develop their skills in a range of computing lessons.
The impact will be that the children, have been exposed to key objectives from the National Curriculum and given the opportunity to build on this scaffolded learning journey as they progress through the key stages.
Children are taught about E-Safety within the classroom and are shown resources throughout the year aswell as posters which can be found around the school.
Key programmes that the school use:
- Google Classroom
- Google chrome
- Purple Mash (links to alot of the taught computing)
- Bug Club
- Times Table Rockstars