Subject Leader: Mr Graham
“Those who can imagine anything, can create the impossible.” Alan Turing
The strands of the Computing National Curriculum
The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that 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.
- Can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.
- Are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
Our Vision for Computing…
At Eaves, we aim for each child to become a responsible, confident and creative user of communication technology. They will develop the core skills essential to using hardware including laptops, tablets and digital media. They will be able to use the internet in a safe and respectful way. Furthermore, they will develop a good understanding of the ways in which all aspects of Computing will lead them to become better digital citizens of the future. They will be exposed to various websites, apps and programmes which will develop their computer literacy.
Why is Computing important?
As Computing is an increasing part of life today, it is essential that all pupils gain the confidence and ability to prepare them for the rapidly developing technological world. As we enter the middle years of the 21st Century, being “Technologically Illiterate” will be a hindrance to our children’s lives in the future. As such, it is our duty to provide them with the best possible grounding in computing to take them through the rest of their lives.
The children will learn how to use the Internet safely and understand the necessary precautions to take to stay safe and know where to seek help. They will be able to use hardware and software safely and effectively throughout the curriculum.
What Computing looks like…
At Eaves, the use of I.T. will enhance and extend children’s learning across the whole curriculum whilst developing motivation and social skills.
The children will also have weekly Computing sessions that will focus on the key skills such as using devices effectively, programming, information processing and online safety. We predominantly use iLearn2 as our scheme of work which provides for clear progression in skills and knowledge across the year groups.
We share our learning in school via Seesaw and send links to websites home for parents to support their children’s learning. We over a number of after-school clubs throughout the year aimed at promoting a love for computing and associated skills as well as developing children’s skills in these areas.
Our staff have access to CPD to enhance their own knowledge and capabilities in the subject. The staff are confident in using Computing across other areas of the curriculum in order to deepen children’s learning.