Computing and Technology
To use technology to create an innovative learning environment which enhances all learning opportunities; enabling children to work collaboratively and independently; reflect and improve and present their learning with pride. To develop children’s use of mobile technology to prepare them for life beyond our school as ICT is an essential life learning skills. (Primary Curriculum)
We intend to build a computing curriculum that develops pupil’s learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge of the world around them that ensures 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.
Children will develop skills using Google Suite and Purple Mash from Year R to Year 6, equipping them with a variety of skills which will be essential in their lives outside of Clyst St Mary Primary School.
These skills are based upon Bloom’s Taxonomy and how they can develop children to become confident, independent learners, removing any barriers to learning, particularly for disadvantaged pupils.
Children will be able to:
• access programs which will assist with recall of previous learning,
• use the internet to gather research and to gain understanding independently,
• analyse the effectiveness of a variety of apps for purpose, for their own performances and work and problem solve (see coding section in curriculum map),
• critique their learning, evaluating their work through the use of innovative teacher feedback which will become effectively personalised and specific,
• create, publish and present their learning and share it with a wider audience
See Computing Curriculum map for curriculum coverage throughout the year groups,.
We measure the impact of our Computing understanding by ensuring that all our learners understand: how to use a range of platforms effectively; the huge value, potential disadvantages and consequences of using the Internet: and how to keep themselves safe online. Learners will be digitally literate and able to join the rest of the world on its digital platform. They will be equipped, not only with the skills and knowledge to use technology effectively and for their own benefit, but more importantly – safely.
As children become more confident in their abilities in Computing, they will become more independent and key life skills such as problem-solving, logical thinking and self-evaluation become second nature. They will also become proficient users of technology who are able to work both independently and collaboratively.