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Computing at Central Primary School

Vision

The vision for Computing at Central Primary is that by the end of their time in primary school, each child will be able to use technologies in a safe and purposeful way: using a wide range of softwares and skills confidently preparing them for the 21st Century.

Technology is changing the lives of everyone globally. Through teaching Computing across our school we:

  • inspire and equip children to participate in a world of rapidly changing technology.
  • prompt them to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. 
  • Motivate them to be confident, creative and responsible learners.

The key objectives of teaching Computing are to enable children to:

  • Be responsible, confident and creative users of technology.
  • Become active participants in a digital world.
  • Understand and follow e-Safety rules..
  • Ask questions and find answers by collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data/information.
  • Understand the world of digital networks and the service they provide.
  • Make use of a variety of softwares in order to create different media or outcomes.

Curriculum 

The Computing curriculum at Central is made up of three key areas of learning that are taught in every year group in a way that each year group will be building on the previous year. This allows the children to recall and revisit the concepts and gain new learning:

  1. E-safety (Keeping children safe)

E-safety is taught across each year group from EYFS. In KS1, pupils will understand things that might worry them while using devices and therefore, learn which trusted adult they need to ask for help. Additionally, they will identify what personal information is and understand they must not share with anyone. In KS2, our pupils are introduced to the main five rules to follow online by a series of educational videos. This will be followed by explaining how to report unkind and inappropriate behaviour towards them or someone else Additionally, pupils will look at the impact of their own choices online and digital footprints.

E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Central Primary School. The school will be embarked in a new programme called Childnet Digital Leaders Programme. This programme will provide us with access to a variety of interactive online platforms, training for subject lead and the incredible opportunity to run this project for school during the year where children in UKS2 will be involved.

2. Communication, Technology & Digital literacy (Using technology to communicate in a variety of ways)

Children will understand there are a variety of ways to communicate and express digitally. During the time at Central, our children will be working on images and sounds to create media by editing images, creating music, stories, podcasts and animations. Additionally, our children will be able to understand how devices and networks work.

3. Programming

Since reception, our children are involved in programming language, allowing them to understand the way computers work and develop their logical reasoning as well as the skill of debugging. Our programming lessons are loaded with explorative work in all the year groups and by the end of Year 6, our children will have been able to use a variety of programming devices such as beebots, scratch and Microbits.

The sequence can be clearly seen in the long-term plan below:

Please find more information about the units the pupils learn from the Curriculum Overviews on the class pages.

Class pages with links to the Curriculum Overviews
Nursery Reception Year 1 Year  2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 SLCN base Forest

Please take a look at our Curriculum policy to see more details.

 
Further information in the National Curriculum.

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