Computing

Computing Intent Statement

The National Curriculum for Computing aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
  • are responsible, competent and creative users of information and communication technology

At Slimbridge Primary School the intention is to provide children with the necessary skills and knowledge to use computer technology to understand a changing world. Children need to be able to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information and develop the skills necessary to use information in a discriminating and effective way.  Computing skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners and it is our intention that children have every opportunity available to allow them to achieve this.

The computing curriculum develops pupil’s learning and acquisition of knowledge of the world around them, ensuring all pupils can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation and analyse of problems in computational terms.  Children will have practical experience of writing computer programs

 
in order to solve problems and cement their computational thinking skills. Throughout, the teaching children will be made aware of how to stay safe in an increasingly digital British society.   Pupils will evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.
 

Computing Implementation Statement

In Computing children are asked to solve problems and develop their learning of the digital world. This allows the children develop both skills and knowledge to think critically, understand risk, and apply skills.

Teaching and learning should facilitate progression across all key stages within the strands of digital literacy, information technology and computer science.  Children will have the opportunity to explore and respond to key issues such as digital communication, cyberbullying, online safety, security, plagiarism and social media.

  • Access to resources which aid in the acquisition of skills and knowledge.
  • Children will have access to the hardware (computers, tablets, programmable equipment/toys) and software that they need to develop knowledge and skills of digital systems and their applications
  • A clear and effective scheme of work that provides coverage in line with the National Curriculum.
  • Wider Curriculum links and opportunities for the safe use of digital systems are considered in wider curriculum planning.
  • The importance of online safety is shown through displays within the learning environment and computer suite.
  • Parents are informed when issues relating to online safety arise and further information/support is provided if required.

· As well as opportunities underpinned within the scheme of work, children will also spend time further exploring the key issues associated with online safety

 

Computing Impact Statement

We measure the impact of our curriculum through; reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes; pupil discussions about their learning, which includes discussion of their thoughts, ideas, processing and evaluations of work. As confident technology users, children will develop skills and attributes they can use beyond school and into adulthood.

Our aim is for the children to be confident users of technology, able to use it to accomplish a wide variety of goals, both at home and in school.

  • Children will have a secure and comprehensive knowledge of the implications of technology and digital systems. This is important in a society where technologies and trends are rapidly evolving.
  • Children will be able to apply the British values of democracy, tolerance, mutual respect, rule of law and liberty when using digital systems.

Curriculum progression map Year 1,2 and 3

Curriculum progression map Year 4, 5 and 6