Computing Key Stage 1
Computing is about exploring technology and its uses. It is about learning how to solve problems in a fun and safe way. In Computing in KS1 I will be taught how to understand the basics of computing and how they are used. In our lessons we will learn to use technology safely and respectfully both in and out of school. We will also learn how to create simple programs and fix them if they go wrong. We will explore how technology is commonly used outside of our school. This will help us to use technology safely and effectively.
Computing Key Stage 2
Computing is about learning how to use technology effectively and safely. It is a fun way to understand the many different ways in which computing impacts our lives. In Computing in KS2 I will learn how to design, write and fix programs. In our lessons we will taught how to use logical reasoning to explain how different algorithms work. We will learn about computer networks, including the internet and the uses for them. We also learn how to use search technologies effectively and safely and combine different software to design and create programs. This means we can use technology safely and effectively.
Intent, Implementation & Impact Statement
Below is a link to our Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement for Computing. This document outlines, for Computing at Great Finborough Church Primary School, our aims and vision (Intent), our approach to planning, delivery, assessment and enrichment (Implementation) and what we want our children to have achieved and experienced by the time they leave us in Year 6 (Impact).
Breadth of Study Map
Below is a link to our breadth of study map for Computing.
The breadth of study map ensures that every child receives their full curriculum entitlement as they progress through the school.
We plan and deliver our curriculum on a one year cycle.
Key Skills Progression Plan
Our curriculum begins in the Early Years Foundation Stage. As part of the process of developing the skills progression documents, we have met as a staff team and carefully considered the prerequisite skills required for our EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) children to be ready to access the National Curriculum at the beginning of Year 1. These prerequisite skills can be found by clicking on the link below.
Below is a link to our Skills Progression Plan document for Computer Science.
At Great Finborough Church primary School, we place great emphasis on progressing the skills of our children in all areas of the curriculum, their learning and in life as they grow up and flourish.
Key skills and subject knowledge is built on lesson by lesson, week by week and year on year. Some key skills are specific to a given subject but many skills are also transferable.
By learning, developing, improving and mastering key-skills in a subject, we believe our children will be able to apply those skills to any topic and subject matter and transfer those skills to many aspects of their life in and out of school.
Curriculum Milestones and Assessments
Below are the links to our Curriculum Milestones for each year group. These documents outline what we expect our children to achieve in Computing at the end of each year.
Each area of the Curriculum Milestones links to the Computing curriculum which develops the ‘Computer Skills’, Information Technology’, ‘Digital Literacy’ and ‘Computer Science’ of the children.
These areas of the curriculum repeat, adding to the skills and knowledge of the children, every year as the children progress through the curriculum.
Children achieve at a ‘Basic Level’, the Expected Level’, or a ‘Deep Level’. Curriculum Milestones are used as our assessment and tracking tool in Computing.
Curriculum in Action
Safer Internet Day
7th February 2023
On Tuesday 7th February, we will be joining schools and youth organisations across the UK in celebrating Safer Internet Day 2023.
Safer Internet Day is a global campaign to promote the safe and responsible use of technology, which calls on children and young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers and more, to help to create a better internet.
Using the internet safely and positively is a key message that we promote in school, and celebrating Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity for us to re-emphasise the online safety messages we deliver throughout the year.