We intend that children should master Computing to such an extent that they can go on to have careers within Computing and make use of Computing effectively in their everyday lives, without being completely reliant on technology.
We use the Kapow Computing scheme as the main source of content and inspiration, whilst topping this up with carefully chosen resources and opportunities throughout the year groups. We follow a broad and balanced Computing curriculum that builds on previous learning and provides both support and challenge for learners. Our Computing scheme ensures progression of skills and covers all aspects of the Computing national curriculum.
The children are taught to use technology responsibly and carefully, being mindful of how their behaviour, words and actions can affect others.
The children are taught Computing in a way that ensures progression of skills, and follows a sequence which builds on previous learning. They gain experience and skills of a wide range of technology in a way that enhances their learning opportunities, enabling them to use technology across a range of subjects to be creative and solve problems, ensuring they make progress.
All classes have a scheduled Computing lesson each week. We want to ensure that Computing is embedded in our whole school curriculum and that opportunities for enhancing learning by using technology are always taken.
The Computing curriculum contributes to children’s personal development in creativity, independence, judgement and self-reflection. The children should be able to talk confidently about their work and share their work with others. Progress is shown through outcomes and through the important record of the processes leading to them.