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Our Computing Curriculum

St Paul’s C.E. Primary School  

Computing Curriculum Statement 2021-22  

Intent

  • To build upon children’s knowledge and understanding from Nursery to Year 6 following the expectations of the National Curriculum 2014.
  • To enable children to build and apply a repertoire of knowledge and skills linked to the three strands of the national curriculum: computer science, digital literacy and information technology.
  • Build knowledge of principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming.
  • Become digitally literate – able to use, express themselves and develop ideas through information and communication technology.
  • To encourage children to become confident, creative and independent learners, able to solve problems using computational thinking.
  • To make high quality cross-curricular links whilst maintaining the distinctive nature of the subject.
  • To ensure children recognise the opportunities and threats that exist from the use of technology and understand how to access technology safely.

 

 

Implementation  

  • The school uses the National Centre for Computing Education resources as a basis for providing a clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum.
  • E-safety is developed both through the NCCE resources, and through PSHE lessons.
  • Children in all year groups are exposed to a range of topics which encourage progression across the key strands of computer science, digital literacy and information technology.
  • All children have access to the hardware and software needed to develop knowledge and skills of digital systems and their applications.
  • Children have the opportunity to explore and respond to key issues such as digital communication, cyberbullying, online safety, security, plagiarism and social media.
  • The importance of online safety is continuously reinforced and shown through displays within the learning environment. Parents are informed when issues relating to online safety arise and further information/support is provided if required.
  • Progress is assessed as achieved or not achieved, on an on-going basis using the NCCE ‘I can’ statements for each area of Computing. This ensures teachers are aware of individual pupil’s progress in computer science, information technology and digital literacy.
  • Lessons completed are recorded in a class book and children are assessed as having achieved or not achieved each unit of work.

 

Impact

  • Most children will reach the end of year expectations in terms of attainment and progress.
  • Children will be confident users of technology, able to use it to accomplish a wide variety of goals, both at home and in school.
  • Children will have a secure and comprehensive knowledge of the implications of technology and digital systems. This is important in a society where technologies and trends are rapidly evolving.
  • Children are able to recognise the dangers that exist from the use of technology and understand how to access online systems safely.

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