Our aim for computing at South Kilvington is to provide a high-quality computing education which equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. We wish for children to understand computational systems of all kinds, whether this includes computers or not. We wish to equip every child in school with a set of skills to help them use technology in an effective way.
- Develop enthusiasm, confidence and enjoyment when using a variety of technology.
- Use ICT to select, find and use information
- Apply hardware and software to creative and appropriate uses of information;
- Use ICT skills to develop children's language and communication skills;
- Explore children’s attitudes towards ICT and its value to them and society in general.
- The National Curriculum for science is taught to all year groups.
- The progression of knowledge and skills framework is used for every year group to ensure coverage is met, the sequence builds on skills and progression is clear.
- Sequencing of lessons allows for children to connect previously taught knowledge from across the curriculum to new learning in order to help make connections and understand new learning.
- Trio Time is used to retrieve and reinforce previously taught knowledge in order to consolidate prior learning, this is discussed verbally at the start of computing lessons.
- Planning for creative and innovative activities that ensures consistency in teaching, excitement and challenge for all.
- Providing access to resources which aid in the acquisition of skills and knowledge through the use of PurpleMash and curriculum planning.
- Providing access to the hardware (computers, tablets and programmable equipment) and software that they need to develop knowledge and skills of digital systems and their applications
- Providing wider curriculum links and opportunities for the safe use of digital systems.
- Use more practical activities not involving information technology to introduce difficult concepts or practise/assess certain skills.
- Make outstanding progress in computing and enjoy participating in the subject.
- Talk confidently about computing and their learning
- Will be confident users of technology, able to use it to accomplish a wide variety of goals, both at home and in school.
- Have a secure and comprehensive knowledge of the implications of technology and digital systems.
- Learn through first-hand experience about the different types of information technology and its potential uses.
- Understand the potential risks associated with the use of information technology and how to deal with these risks in a safe and secure fashion.
- Feel happy, safe and comfortable in using different software and hardware for a variety of purposes.