Computing

We aim to give our pupils high quality, enjoyable and memorable learning experiences through access to a range of digital and electronic software and hardware.  Computing is taught weekly in the ICT suite in KS1.  Skills development is further enhanced through the Creative Curriculum by specialist staff.

 

We cover internet safety, how to use technology, software and programs safely. Children learn to become confident users of technology at school as well as enabling them to learn remotely from home.                                                                                                                                                          

Intent

It is our intention to enable children to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information.  We also focus on developing the skills necessary to use information in an effective way.  We want children to know more, remember more and understand more so that they become confident, creative and independent learners. 

Each session begins with a question to spark the children’s curiosity, which will then encourage them to use technology to find answers.  Throughout each session, children are taught and encouraged to apply the correct computing vocabulary.

We aim for children to have a foundational understanding of computing to include algorithms, simple programs, logical reasoning and prediction.  We also aim for children to purposefully and creatively store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.  Our intention is also for the children to be able to use their computing skills safely through the curriculum, and to recognise how technology is used across the ever changing wider world.

Skills and Progression Map

Please click on the PDF icon below to see detailed information about the development of skills and knowledge in this subject from year to year.