Computing

Intent

  • 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

Implementation

  • 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

Impact

  • 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