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Computing

 

The National Curriculum expectations for computing in primary schools can be found here:

We have used this curriculum to develop our own bespoke approach at St Bartholomew's based on the following Intent, Implementation and Impact statement:

Intent

We want children to be confident users of technology, who understand that there is always a choice when using technology. We should model this confidence ourselves, and our aim is to educate our children on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely. We want our children to be creators of digital content and our broad curriculum, encompassing computer science, information technology and digital literacy, reflects this. Building knowledge in this subject will allow children to effectively demonstrate their learning through creative uses of technology. We aspire to create a knowledge-rich curriculum that is balanced, with the opportunity for children to apply their knowledge creatively, and which will help our children become digitally literate.

Implementation

We have created a comprehensive progression document for staff to best embed and cover every element of the computing curriculum, which we have split into the following three areas. We encourage staff to try to embed computing across the whole curriculum to make learning creative and accessible.

Information Technology

Computer Science

Digital Literacy

Word processing/typing

Computational thinking

Keeping safe online

Data handling

Programming

Safe online identity

Presentations, web design, e-book

Computer Networks

Safe online relationships

Animation

 

Online bullying

Video creation

 

Managing online information

Photography and digital art

 

Online mental health, well-being and lifestyle

Sound

 

Privacy and security

 

 

Copyright and ownership

We review children’s knowledge and skills digitally using tools like Google Drive and Google Classroom. In upper Key Stage 2 we use code.org to teach computer programming in Javascript, HTML and CSS.

Impact

Our children recognise different mediums of technology and select the appropriate technology for a particular purpose. They leave school as computer-literate and responsible digital citizens. Our children know how to stay safe online and responsibly negotiate any online worlds they discover. Teaching ignites new skills and interests, whether that be designing an app or coding a game. Children have a secure and comprehensive knowledge of the implications of technology and digital systems and we are confident that they will use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.

Please find our whole-school curriculum overview below: