- To inspire and enthuse our children about an ever-changing digital world
- To develop our children’s digital literacy, computer science and information technology knowledge and skills for future life
- To enable our children to access and use technology safely and respectfully
- To develop our children’s confidence to speak out if something online does not feel right
- To develop sharp, alert, secure, kind and brave children when working online
- To develop children’s awareness to their digital footprint
- To embed the school and British values within the computing curriculum
- To provide opportunities for learners to use ICT for communication and collaborations, enquiry and creative and critical thinking
- To demonstrate the positives of using technology to expand our own learning
- To develop cross-curriculum links
- To support the children in using technology both in and outside of schools
- Computing is taught weekly through our PPA offer.
- Technology is used across the curriculum to allow children to continue developing their computing skills
- Online safety is taught every computing day
- E-safety learning objectives are yearly and taught across the year either in discrete sessions or as part of general classroom practise. We use Google’s Internet Legends pillars for online safety; sharp, alert, secure, kind and brave
- The curriculum has three key threads, information technology, computer science and digital literacy.
- Each year group has an even balance of these key threads and children are taught skills in line with national curriculum expectations.
- There is a focus on oracy and discussion. Vocabulary is taught explicitly and key words are made clear in the planning.
- There is a clear skills progression to ensure there is a suitable raise in expectation year on year.
- Assessment is teacher led, with quality assurance by subject leader.
- Learning to Learn behaviours are threaded through the curriculum
- Online Learning platforms are promoted throughout the school to encourage learning at home
- Development of life-long learners who are equipped for a technological world
- Development of children’s knowledge in online safety, information technology and computer science
- Children are able to transfer their computing skills across the curriculum
Our School Computing Curriculum Overview