Computing

Computing at Whittingham C of E

Intent:

It is our intention to enable children to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary for children to be able to use information in a discriminating and effective way. We want children to know more, remember more and understand more in computing so that they leave primary school computer literate. Computing skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners and it is our intention that children have every opportunity available to allow them to achieve this.

We intend to build a computing curriculum that develops pupil’s learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge of the world around them that ensures all pupils 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.

We intend to build a computing curriculum that prepares pupils to live safely in an increasingly digital British society wherepupils can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems. We will:

Ensure we are covering skills and concepts from the National Curriculum

We aim to develop their computing and coding skills. 

We will ensure children have the opportunity to use and develop these skills throughout the lessons.

Implementation: 

We will:

Structure lessons so prior learning is always built upon and revision of facts and historical understanding are built upon.

Ensure that revision and introduction of key vocabulary is built into each lesson and ensure that children have the opportunity to use these within lessons.

Impact:

We want children to develop a love of computing and coding.

We will measure the impact of learning through assessing their development of key skills.