Computing skills are vital in today’s ever-evolving society. Children experience computational thinking from a young age through the technological world we live in.
Our intent is to equip learners with the skills they need to progress in this society through a high-quality computing education, purposeful to the skills children need.
In school we use a range of technologies exposing children to devices and technological means they will encounter within their world through:
In Key Stage 1 the children will learn:
What algorithms are and how they are implemented as programs on digital devices
That programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions
They will be taught to create and debug simple programs and use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
They will be shown how to use a range of technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content as well as recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
They will be taught to use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies
In Key Stage 2 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.
Our computing links, with our PSHE curriculum and visits from D:Side, ensure our children are safe online.
Development Matters and National Curriculum:
We want to ensure that computing is embedded into our everyday curriculum as well as having the necessary skills taught is a progressive and sequential way. Computing skills are taught weekly by Junior Jam and then practised in within all curriculum areas.
Long Term Plans: