Intent – What do we want children to learn?

To create successful computer users who:

  • Love computing enthusiastically.
  • Challenge themselves appropriately.
  • Use vocabulary correctly.
  • Use a variety of devices confidently.
  • Surf sensibly.
  • Communicate clearly.
  • Write programs thoughtfully.
  • Investigate connections inquisitively.
  • Give reasons clearly.
  • Link ideas creatively.
  • Learn independently and collaboratively.

Implementation – How are we going to achieve our intent?

  • To ensure full topic coverage, the school uses the Barefoot Computing Scheme.
  • Computing lessons include address e-safety, communication and coding skills
  • Lessons are adapted to ensure there is appropriate challenge for all learners.
  • Access to resources which aid in the acquisition of skills and knowledge.
  • Children have access to the hardware (computers, tablets, programmable equipment) and software that they need to develop knowledge and skills of digital systems and their applications
  • A scheme of work that provides coverage in line with the National Curriculum.
  • Teaching and learning should facilitate progression across all key stages within the strands of digital literacy, information technology and computer science. Children will have the opportunity to explore and respond to key issues such as digital communication, cyber-bullying, online safety, security, plagiarism and social media.
  • Wider Curriculum links and opportunities for the safe use of digital systems are considered in wider curriculum planning.
  • Parents are informed when issues relating to online safety arise and further information/support is provided if required.
  • As well as opportunities underpinned within the scheme of work, children will also spend time further exploring the key issues associated with online safety.

Impact – What will it look like when we have achieved our intent?

  • Children will be confident users of technology, able to use it to accomplish a wide variety of goals, both at home and in school.
  • Children will have a secure and comprehensive knowledge of the implications of technology and digital systems. This is important in a society where technologies and trends are rapidly evolving.
  • Children will be able to apply the British values of democracy, tolerance, mutual respect, rule of law and liberty when using digital systems.