Within our computing curriculum, children are taught to use creativity and problem solving to understand and change the world. They are given practical problems to solve by applying the understanding they have learnt through hands-on experiences. E-safety is a key part of our teaching and this message is developed from Year R through to Year 6. We support parents in our E-Safety work.
Computing at All Saints CE Primary enables our learners to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and help change the world for the better. We aim for our children to make links between computing, mathematics, science and design technology, whilst developing their understanding of Digital Literacy.
Our curriculum is planned to promote opportunities for problem solving, programming with a real world outcome and exploration and presentation of their learning. All computing learning will be built on the foundation of safety and respect and we will ask the question “Is it safe and is it respectful?” when doing so.
We want our children to understand how technology can be used for good and become aware of how it can be used to cause harm. Age appropriate levels of understanding with regards to the reliability of information on the internet, cyberbullying, mobile technology, staying safe online and other aspects of internet safety will be covered. We want our children to make wise choices in how they use technology as a tool to enhance their learning.
We teach the National Curriculum and follow our long Term Plan for coverage. Children are given the opportunity to work individually and in groups. Children have access to high quality resources, such as Beebots, laptops, i-Pads,, Scratch and Coding programmes.
Children are taught to be systematic in their approach to computing and problem solving, understanding the term algorithm, building knowledge of specific language at an age appropriate level. Children are keen to develop their own learning and apply their new knowledge in different contexts. They are able to debug and problem solve when there are issues with programmes.
We carry out both formative and summative assessments and by the end of each unit, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the knowledge, skills processes specified in the relevant programme of study. Teachers make assessments against the skills progression accordingly – and keep track of any children who are not meeting these skills. We report on computing in our Annual Record of Achievement.