What is computing?
Computing allows all children access to a wide range of resources. They use ICT tools to find analyse, exchange and present information responsibly, creatively and with developing confidence.
In addition, we use a variety of materials to teach the children how to keep themselves safe in an online world. These include: ‘Think U Know’ materials, the Smart Crew and Keep Myself E-Safe from WMNet Keep Safe.
Computing is taught as a discreet subject and as part of all areas of the 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.
The purpose of study for the Computing Programme of Study enables learners to achieve the skills and process to become a:
Digital citizen – who is safe and responsible
Digital creator – who is logical and creative
Digital investigator – who can develop ideas
Digital communicator – who is digitally literate.
To complete these the children will follow these headings: Programming, e-Safety, Handling Data, Multimedia and Technology in our lives.
Computing Medium Term Plan
Websites to support learning in other subjects
Please click on the links below to access the websites we use in school: