Statement of Intent for Computing
We strive to ensure that children will be engaged and enthused about computing. They will learn to apply the skills they have learned to solve problems. They will become confident programmers.
In Computing, we teach at least the expectations of the EYFS Framework using Development Matters guidance and the Key Stage 1 & 2 National Curriculum Programmes of Study.
Curriculum design for Computing:
The design of our computing curriculum is supported by a variety of online and offline resources and has been created to meet the needs of our children. As the children progress through the school, we teach a layering of knowledge, vocabulary and skills for computing, where possible through cross-curricular topics. Although some content may be taught discretely, this means that computing is not taught in isolation, and wherever appropriate it is linked to other areas of the curriculum, for example in topic or maths, giving children the opportunities to develop and reinforce the knowledge and skills already established in context.
Below you will find an overview of what your child will be expected to learn in each of the Key Stages.
Skills Progression document (to follow)
Curriculum Choices for Computing:
- We hold an e-safety week annually in February to link with the national 'Safer Internet Day'.
- We teach online safety in every lesson by using Project Evolve to cover the 4 Cs and also teach and discuss any other issues that we might encounter online.
- The 4 Cs are:
Content - making sure the content we share and view is always appropriate and knowing how to report inappropriate contact.
Conduct - how we and others behave online and knowing how to report misconduct.
Contact - to learn about identifying and dealing with unwanted or harmful online contact
Commerce - identifying inappropriate advertising and scams