Curriculum Statement of Implementation for Computing and ICT
To ensure that children use technology safely, logically and productively; pupils should leave Mickleton Primary School with a secure knowledge base, but more importantly, the skills and the desire to build on that knowledge to thrive in a rapidly developing technological world.
Our Computing curriculum focuses on a the key progression of skills in digital literacy, computer science, information technology and online safety to ensure that the children become competent in safely using, as well as understanding, technology. These areas of learning are revisited repeatedly through a range of themes during children’s time in school to ensure the learning is embedded and skills are successfully developed.
Computing supports children’s creativity and cross curricular learning to engage children and enrich their experiences in school. We teach the National Curriculum, supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression. As children move through school, they actively build on their learning from previous years, with more complex skills being taught. New learning is linked back to previous learning as appropriate ensuring that children understand the learning journey they are taking in the subject and therefore enabling them to know more, remember more and therefore do more.
To ensure a broad range of skills and understanding, Computing is taught across three main areas: digital literacy, computer science and information technology. As part of information technology, children learn to use and express themselves and develop their ideas through ICT; for example writing and presenting as well as exploring art and design using multimedia.
Online safety is taught within each year group within Computing lessons, but also throughout the wider curriculum in PSHE. Online safety procedures are communicated with all staff and parents.
We measure the impact and progress made by our children through discussions with them about their computing lessons and by observing their ability to complete tasks independently or with support. Through pupil voice, we also regularly review the children’s knowledge and understanding of e-safety issues and reinforce how to keep themselves safe.