Computing Statement of Intent
As digitally literate citizens, each pupil will understand and grasp the key concepts of computer science such as abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation. They will also be able to evaluate and apply information technology to solve problems Within the curriculum they will have developed practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems. We believe that Computing should teach children how to use technology in a range of ways and most importantly, to understand how to use technology safely. We aim to ensure that all children become digitally literate and able to make informed choices in a digital world. The use of technology is essential in many aspects of life and children need to be equipped with the skills to embrace emerging technology and to use it confidently and efficiently. Our intention is that Computing also supports children’s creativity and cross curricular learning to engage children and enrich their experiences in school.
Our key aims mirror those of the national curriculum so that each child:
· can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
· can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
· can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
· are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
- We teach all children to use the internet safely and how to safeguard their own personal data when using websites and apps.
- Children have daily access to a suite of computers and ipads for Computing lessons as well as for cross-curricular learning opportunities.
- Children are taught the age-appropriate, key computing vocabulary across their unit of learning.
- Children use a range of devices in each Key Stage working independently or in pairs;
- Online safety (e-safety) is taught at the beginning of each term and whenever relevant to highlight the importance of it to children;
- Teachers assess children’s progress against the National Curriculum objectives.
- All children, including SEND pupils have the opportunity to access the computers or iPads to support and enhance their learning.