Our aim is to provide a high-quality computing education which equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.
Pupils will be taught key knowledge about how computers and computer systems work and how they are designed and programmed.
The computing curriculum is designed to progressively develop pupils’ skills in computing.
This takes place through combining both cross-curricular and discretely taught lessons.
Pupils will experience three main areas of the computing curriculum: computer science (programming and understanding how digital systems work), information technology (using computer systems to store, retrieve and send information) and digital literacy (evaluating digital content and using technology safely and respectfully).
- Pupils participate in a weekly computing lesson using the Kapw programme. This programme ensures pupils are able to develop depth in their knowledge and skills.
- Further computing opportunities are identified in other curricular areas, such as research tasks, data handling, photography, filming, etc. These links support pupils in making connections and remembering the steps they have been taught in their discrete computing lessons.
- Pupils use laptops and iPads to access the computing curriculum.
- Lessons build on what the pupils already know and the subject knowledge that is imparted becomes increasingly specific and in depth, with more complex skills being taught.
- Pupils learning is evident on Seesaw and in their class Computing book.
- Pupils acquire and use their knowledge and skills in a range of curriculum areas.
- Skills to express themselves and be creative in using digital media have been developed.
- Pupils are competent and safe users of IT with an understanding of how technology works.
Please find available for download the Computing Primary National Curriculum.