What we want them to achieve:
- At High Halstow Primary Academy we believe that the computing curriculum should promote curiosity and a love and thirst for learning.
- We want to model and educate our pupils on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely. It is ambitious and empowers our children to become independent and resilient learners.
- We want our children to use the vibrancy of our great world to learn from other cultures, respect diversity, cooperate with one another and appreciate what they have.
- Our knowledge rich curriculum, taught through our whole school transdisciplinary schemes is balanced with the opportunity for pupils to apply their knowledge creatively which will in turn help our pupils become skilful computer scientists.
- That pupils can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
- They can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
- They are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology
- The computing curriculum has been carefully built and the learning opportunities and assessment milestones for each year group crafted to ensure progression and repetition in terms of embedding key learning, knowledge and skills.
- ‘Teach Computing’ long term plans and short term planning is used to support teaching and learning of computing.
- We believe aspects of computing can be woven in all subjects in order to build the children’s digital literacy and ICT skills.
- They link prior knowledge to new learning to deepen children’s learning. Teacher’s ensure they look at where the current learning will take them in the years following.
- Pupils have the opportunity to work with and on a variety of digital devices. In every lesson at every relevant opportunity.
- Every pupil in KS2 has their own device to use in school (chrome books) and in EYFS/KS1 pupils have class sets of Ipads.
- Teachers use ‘National Online Safety’ to support teaching and learning of how to be safe online and how to use technology responsibly.
- All homework is set on Google Classroom which pupils access at home and homework can be posted online.
We aim to use computing to enable children to communicate and manipulate their ideas through the concepts of Computer Science and digital literacy. Much of the subject-specific knowledge developed in our Computing lessons equips pupils with experiences which will benefit them in secondary school, further education and future workplaces, from research methods to use of presentation and creative tools to critical thinking. They learn how to keep themselves safe whilst working in these ways. Through learning computing at High Halstow Primary Academy the children become responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology. This gives children the building blocks that enable them to pursue a wide range of interests and vocations in the next stage of their lives.