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Computing

National Curriculum for Computing - Computing At School

Computing whole school plan

Computing is taught both as a subject in its own right and through other curriculum areas. It focuses on how computers and computer systems work.


The school has a dedicated computer suite where the children are taught the skills and techniques they need to enhance their use of COMPUTING. The children have access to computers/tablets within their classrooms, and these are used to support their learning throughout the curriculum. All workstations are part of a school network that enables the sharing of work and other files linked by a wireless network. The school has a broadband Internet connection, and this is used in conjunction with the school's e-safety guidelines to enable the children to use the Internet and World Wide Web creatively, responsibly and safely.

 

In Key Stage 1 children are taught

Computer Science

Children understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions.
Create and debug simple programs.
Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs.


Information Technology

Use technology purposely to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.


Digital Literacy

Recognise common uses of information technology around the school.
Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.

 

Key Stage 2 children are taught

Computer Science

Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts.
Use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output.
Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs.
Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the World Wide Web.
Appreciate how search results are selected and ranked.


Information Technology

Use search engines effectively.
Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.

 

Digital Literacy

Understand the opportunities networks offer for communication and collaboration.
Be discerning in evaluating digital content.
Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.

 

 

Computer Clubs

Code Club is held every Friday lunchtime for Year 2 and Year 3. Other age groups have the opportunity on a termly rota. We also have an emerging Raspberry Pi Club. There is an established Digital Leaders group who meet regularly. These are pupils with an interest in Computer Science who enjoy helping others.