- A clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum where teaching and learning should show progression across all key stages within four strands of computing. These are Essential Skills, Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy.
- Children will have the core basic skills to use multiple devices, this is designed to promote independence through the essential skills strand.
- Children develop their knowledge and skills relating to computational thinking, coding, algorithms and networks through their computer science strand.
- Children develop their knowledge and skills relating to digital communication, creating multimedia content and data representation/handling through the information technology strand.
- Children are provided with the knowledge and skills relating to online safety and technology in society through the digital literacy strand.
- Children have access to key language and meanings in order to understand and use in their day to day working in the classroom and at home.
- Annual events such as National Coding week, Safer Internet day, Anti-bullying week and technology themed competitions are provided to allow children to participate in.
- Children will reflect on previous learning and cross curricular links will be made wherever possible.
The impact of our computing curriculum is that each child learns more, knows more and remembers more so that they reach their full potential in this curriculum area.
- Most children will achieve age related expectations in Computing at the end of their cohort year.
- Children will be enthusiastic and confident in their approach towards computing.
- Children will be able to understand and apply the principles and concepts of computer science in their learning.
- 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 our virtues when using digital systems.
- Transition to secondary school with a keen interest in the continued learning of this subject.