“A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. “ National Curriculum 2014
At St Lawrence Primary our intent is:
- To enable pupils to be digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
- To ensure pupils understand how to keep safe online.
- A clear and effective scheme of work that provides coverage in line with the National Curriculum.
- Teaching and learning should facilitate progression across all key stages within the strands of digital literacy, information technology and computer science.
- Access to resources which aid in the acquisition of skills and knowledge.
- Children will have access to the hardware (computers, tablets, programmable equipment) and software that they need to develop knowledge and skills of digital systems and their applications
- Children will have the opportunity to explore and respond to key issues such as digital communication, cyber-bullying, online safety, security, plagiarism and social media.
- Wider Curriculum links and opportunities for the safe use of digital systems are considered in wider curriculum planning.
- In Key Stages One and Two, computing lessons consist of a mix of whole class teaching, paired and individual work. In our Foundation Stage, children will explore through play-based learning.
- Computing skills will also be embedded and applied during other subjects as part of cross-curricular learning.
- E-safety is an integral part of the curriculum and for preparing children for life outside of school. Classes ensure that this is taught both formally, in lessons during Safety Week and Internet Safety Day, and informally, when opportunities arise.
- Parents are informed when issues relating to online safety arise and further information/support is provided if required.
- Data shows that the attainment in Computing is in line with core subjects.
- Children will be confident users of technology, able to use it to accomplish a wide variety of goals, both at home and in school.
- Children will have a secure and comprehensive knowledge of the implications of technology and digital systems. This is important in a society where technologies and trends are rapidly evolving.
- Children will be able to apply the British values of democracy, tolerance, mutual respect, rule of law and liberty when using digital systems.
- We want children to develop computing skills so that they leave primary school computer literate.