The Computing Curriculum at Abbotts Ann CE Primary School
Computing at Abbotts Ann enables our learners to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and help change the world for the better. We aim for our children to make links between computing, mathematics, science and design technology, whilst developing their understanding of Digital Literacy.
Our curriculum is planned to promote opportunities for problem solving, programming with a real world outcome and exploration and presentation of their learning. All computing learning will be built on the foundation of safety and respect and we will ask the question “Is it safe and is it respectful?” when doing so.
We want our children to understand how technology can be used for good and become aware of how it can be used to cause harm. Age appropriate levels of understanding with regards to the reliability of information on the internet, cyberbullying, mobile technology, staying safe online and other aspects of internet safety will be covered.
We want our children to make wise choices in how they use technology as a tool to enhance their learning.
Teachers and subject leaders have strong subject knowledge and understanding of skills shared across the whole school via the skills progression map. This will also be achieved by high quality CPD. support from the Computing leader and exchange of good practice with other members of staff.
Children are given the opportunity to work individually and in groups. Children have access to high quality resources, such as Beebots, i-Pads, Crumble kits, Scratch, Coding programmes.
Work produced shows achievement, progression and is aspirational across pupil groups.
Children are systematic in their approach to computing and problem solving, understanding the term algorithm, building knowledge of other subject specific language at an age appropriate level. Children are keen to develop their own learning and apply their new knowledge in different contexts. They are able to debug and problem solve when there are issues with programs. Children are ready for the next stage of their education.