In order to ensure our pupils are provided with a balanced curriculum the computing programme of study has been broken down into three aspects of computing at each key Stage. This allows pupils to develop their “computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world” NC – Computing PoS.
Computer Science (CS) – How digital technology works and programming.
Information Technology (IT) – The use of technology to create programs, systems and a range of content.
Digital Literacy (DL) – To express and develop ideas (safely) as active participants in a global world.
During the Covid lockdowns and return to school post lockdown we developed our remote learning offer. Children in EYFS use Tapestry and the school website whilst Key Stage One and Key Stage Two access and submit learning through the Class Dojo platform. Further developing their online communication skills, the children have also have been trained to use Microsoft Teams.
Each academic year, all year groups focus on aspects of e-safety in the first term. This is designed to ensure pupils feel confident when talking about any issues arising throughout the year with their peers and class teacher, as well as knowing early on what to do and who to talk to if they have concerns. Throughout the Computing Curriculum, pupils are taught to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour and ways to report concerns about content and contact. In the Spring term, all we along with all LAT schools take part in the global campaign ‘Safer Internet Day’ using the theme and resources to enhance the Computing curriculum.