Purpose of study
At Christ Church C of E Primary School the planning and teaching of computing is an essential part of the curriculum; a subject that not only stands alone but is woven and should be an integral part of all learning. Computing, in general, is a significant part of everyone’s daily life and children should be at the forefront of new technology, with a thirst for learning what is out there. Computing within schools can therefore provide a wealth of learning opportunities and transferrable skills explicitly within the Computing lesson and across other curriculum subjects.
Through Computing we interweave our drivers in as many ways as possible. For example:
Communicators- Children will communicate ideas both verbally and electronically.
Explorers - Children will use the internet to research and explore the wider world.
Reading – Children will have the opportunity to read sets of instructions / algorithms which will help the complete programming tasks.
Believers - Use software to become successful programmers this will help them to think logically and to work systematically and accurately.
Scheme of Work
At Christ Church we follow the Purple Mash Scheme of work which gives the children the opportunity to learn in a fun, exciting and engaging lessons.
Implementation of Curriculum
Children in Early Years provision will be exposed to the understanding of internet safety as they explore the world around them and how technology is an everyday part of their learning and understanding of the world.
Key Stage 1
The children will learn:-
- to understand what algorithms are how they are implemented as programs on digital devices.
- that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions.
- create and debug simple programs and use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs.
- use a range of technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.
- use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private.
- identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet.
Key Stage 2
The children will learn:-
- to design, write and debug programs, including controlling or simulating physical systems.
- solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts.
- use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs.
- use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and correct errors in algorithms and programs.
- understand computer networks, including the internet.
- use search technologies effectively.
- to select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices.
- use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour.