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Computing & Internet

Computing Policy (PDF)

Our children live in a highly technological society. Using and controlling a wide range of sophisticated equipment has become part of their lives from an early age. When children enter school we feel it is important to build upon these previous experiences as well as provide new ones. We have made various changes to how we teach Computing. These changes have had significant impact on the teaching and learning of Computing in our school. We enable children to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary for children to be able to use information in a discriminating and effective way. We have found that Computing skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident and independent learners from Early Years to Year 2.

At the end of Early Years Foundation Stage our aim is for all children:

  • To recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools and that children can select and use technology for particular purposes.

At the end of Key Stage 1 our aim is for all children:

  • To understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions.
  • To create and debug simple programs.
  • To use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs.
  • To use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.
  • To recognise common uses of information technology beyond school.
  • To use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.

Computing content can be accessed from; http://www.computingatschool.org.uk/data/uploads/primary_national_curriculum_-_computing.pdf