We teach a balanced and progressive computing curriculum enabling children to develop conceptual understanding of computing and the technological world around them.
We want to model and educate our pupils on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely.
Our aim is to provide opportunities to apply skills in various digital contexts. Beyond teaching computing discreetly, we provide pupils with the opportunity to apply and develop what they have learnt across wider learning in the curriculum.
We actively support and encourage staff to try and embed computing across the whole curriculum to support learning and to give pupils as many opportunities as possible to be creative. Computing is also valued as a tool to ensure learning is accessible to all.
iLearn2 is the programme of work that our school has adopted for all year groups, and covers all aspects of the national curriculum. Weekly taught sessions are used, at least bi termly, following this progressive programme of study.
This helps pupils to become independent, creative, safe, respectful and problem-solving digital citizens with a broad and transferrable skillset. iLearn2 makes computing fun for pupils, inspiring them to develop skills beyond the classroom and building an awareness of all the opportunities the subject provides.
We equip young people with the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to thrive in the digital world of today and the future. We focus on developing skills and knowledge across 3 strands: computer science, information technology and digital literacy.
Units of work are sequenced so prior knowledge and concepts are built upon to develop digital literacy, an awareness of online safety and a progressive knowledge of computer science. As well as the benefits of technology, we are also aware of the risks. We prepare our children to stay safe online through the use of e-safety lessons and e-safety recaps and promote positive discussions around these topics.
Our children will be able to: