Computing

Computing

 

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.

d:side tips and advice on keeping your child safe online

Development Matters and National Curriculum:

https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Development-Matters-FINAL-PRINT-AMENDED.pdf

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239033/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_Computing.pdf

Long Term Plans:

 

Computing Policy:

St Mary’s Computing Policy 2019

Implementation:

We want to ensure all children have purposeful experiences within computing that will support them in technological world we live in.

Impact: