- To ensure children learn and remember computing knowledge and skills.
- To allow children build on prior knowledge through a carefully sequenced and progressive curriculum.
- To provide a relevant, challenging and enjoyable curriculum for Computing for all pupils.
- Meet the requirements of the National Curriculum programmes of study for Computing.
- To respond to new developments in technology.
- To develop a wide range of fundamental skills, knowledge and understanding needed in modern day life.
- To develop ‘Computational thinking’, a skill that enables effective participation in the digital world.
- To enable pupils to understand and apply the most important principles and concepts of computer science.
- To equip children to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content.
- To ensure pupils become digitally literate.
- To enable pupils to use technology effectively, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology and as active participants in a digital world.
- To develop the understanding of responsible use of the Internet and of the potential dangers of using the Internet and measures they can take to keep themselves safe in school and in the wider world.
- Staff will use research around cognitive science to help children learn and remember more.
- Staff will check understanding through spaced retrieval exercises.
- Computing is taught in three areas: Computer Science (CS), Information technology (IT) and Digital Literacy (DL).
- Computing will be taught across each term, and will be linked to class topics where possible.
- Each classroom has an E-Safety display.
- All lessons allow the children the opportunity to explore and implement new skills taught.
- Information Technology is used to support both core and foundation subjects.
- Half termly E-Safety Assemblies relating to relevant topics and new technology available.
- Throughout units of work teachers will make links and encourage children to make links between past learning and geographical knowledge or skills being taught.
- Allow the children opportunity to use different technologies independently, and in their free time.
- Children are provided with opportunities and equipment to support and enhance their understanding and learning opportunities.
- Children are exposed to real life scenarios to enhance their experience and develop their understanding of how to deal with online situations.
- Teachers will promote that computing has a positive impact in various situations, when used correctly and appropriately.
- All teachers are passionate that Computing is a subject where all children can achieve and is an integral part in the modern world.
- Children are shown that technology can be used in a range of situations and has many purposes.