At Stubbins Primary School we want our children to enjoy computing! We want our pupils to become masters of technology- and through our broad curriculum including computer science, information technology and digital literacy, we feel our children can achieve this. As computing impacts every aspect of our lives, we want pupils to have an excellent understanding on how to use and access technology positively, responsibly and safely.
We encourage staff to incorporate computing skills into the wider curriculum. We want our pupils to be fluent in a variety of digital tools, and by the time they reach Upper Key Stage 2, we aim for them to possess the independence and confidence to select the best digital tool for the task set by the teachers.
Our Computing Scheme of work has been adapted from the ‘Teach Computing’ Curriculum and covers all areas of the computing National Curriculum. We have selected this curriculum because it has been designed by experts in the field and is based on the latest research in pedagogy.
The objective of the curriculum is to equip our pupils with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to flourish in the future digital world. The curriculum is composed of three main strands: computer science, information technology, and digital literacy.
The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure all pupils:
- can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation (Computer science)
- can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems (Computer science)
- can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems (Information technology)
- are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology. (Digital literacy)
The pupils at Stubbins Primary School will have an enjoyment and appreciation for the curriculum we provide. We want them to look forward to computing! We actively encourage our pupils to understand not just the ‘how’ of their learning, but also the ‘why’. We encourage discussions and reflection. The children will have an excellent understanding of keeping safe whilst using The Internet and use technology positively, responsibly and safely.
The progress of our computing curriculum will be demonstrated through the attainment of outcomes and the coverage of the curriculum in achieving those outcomes.