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Greenfield Primary School

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Computing

Computing

 

Intent:

 

At Greenfield Primary School, we intent to provide an ICT rich environment which allows pupils to gain the confidence and ability to equip them for the challenge of a rapidly developing and changing technological world.

 

We aspire for pupils to become 'digitally literate'. This means that they will be able to:

  • Use ICT confidently in everyday situations
  • Have a secure knowledge of ICT applications
  • Have the ability to use this knowledge and understanding to carry out a range of computing tasks across the curriculum
  • Become resilient during problem solving
  • Use ICT safely, respectfully and responsibly

 

Implementation:

 

Computing is taught throughout school. In Early Years this is as part of their continuous provision, and from Year 1 to Year 6 this is once every two weeks for two hours. Teachers use the computing scheme from Kapow Primary as a starting point for their teaching, and lessons are adapted to suit the individual needs of their class. Where appropriate natural links are made with other subjects.

 

Teaching and learning in Computing develops knowledge across three key areas:

  • Digital Literacy and Online Safety
  • Computational Thinking
  • Information Technology

 

As a school we follow the revisit, revisit, remember approach. This means that each year the previous year's knowledge, understanding and skills are revisited and built upon. For example, by the end of Key Stage 1 pupils are expected to complete and debug simple programmes. This is built upon in  Key Stage 2, where they are expected to create and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, explain their reasoning and solve problems by the end of Year 6.

 

At Greenfield Primary School pupils are introduced to a wide range of technology, including laptops, iPads and interactive whiteboards. This allows them to continually practice and improve the skills they learn (for example, by regularly accessing programmable toys such as BeeBots in the EYFS.

 

Imapct:

 

The subject coordinator monitors computing in a variety of ways. These include trawling planning to show that it matches the Long Term Plan and monitoring pupils work (through looking at their learning and by undertaking pupil voice to gather their opinions). Skills ladders are also completed by teaching staff each term. These are analysed by the subject coordinator to identify any areas for developments, which are then tackled during staff training/coaching.

 

Due to the practical nature of computing, pupil's work is saved digitally (both through pictures of children's learning and child made work). Work that children have completed themselves digitally (such as photos, videos and documents) is saved in shared files which are accessible to staff and pupils.

 

Please click the document below to view the Long Term Plan for Computing:

Staying safe online is hugely important in a world that is becoming increasingly reliant on technology. Please view the page below to find out more about how your child can keep themselves safe:

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