Computing

Computing Intent

To expose children to a broad range of digital opportunities and to develop their computational thinking and digital literacy skills so they can be applied throughout the curriculum. Alongside this, children will continually deepen their knowledge of how to stay safe whilst online.

Implementation

Our progression of skills allows the children to develop the depth of their knowledge and skills over their time at Wivelsfield Primary School. The knowledge and skills progression map allows teachers to be able to adapt the plans to their individual classes and learning journeys. Through employing cross-curricular links, children and more motivated and children’s motivation and imbed the learning from discrete computing lessons.

The Computing curriculum has been designed to create a balanced coverage of computer science, information technology and digital literacy. Alongside developed children’s experience in all the 3 strands, the knowledge and skills taught will become increasingly more complex and specific as children’s progress through KS1 and KS2.

In addition

  •          A detailed knowledge and skills progression map developing knowledge from R- Y6
  •          3 laptop trolleys, which can be utilised in the mornings for cross curriculum purposes
  •          Digital leaders to support learning in R-Y3
  •          Monitoring and training to ensure teachers are confident and knowledge in material.
  •          A reflective approached to standards achieved against the planned outcomes and flexibility to adapt learning.

Impact

Children are able to demonstrate their progress in Computing across the curriculum; they will be able to understand and use the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including logic, algorithms and data representation. They will be reflective and resilient to manage problems and problem-solve using technology. 

In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:

  •          Children can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation; 
  •          Children can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems;
  •          Children can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems;
  •          Children are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology. 
Keeping Children Safe Online
 
The internet is an amazing resource but it is important we protect children and educate them on how to safely navigate the internet and what to do if they encounter anything they shouldn't. 
 
For more information on keeping children safe online please follow the below links.