At St Clement’s & St John’s Infant School, our vision is for every child to have confidence, compassion, creativity and curiosity in all areas of their learning, including Computing. We aim for
We aim to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for Computing; providing a broad and differentiated curriculum whilst ensuring the progressive development of computing concepts, knowledge and skills. We believe that our teaching should equip pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world (The 2014 National Curriculum in England).
St Clement’s & St John’s Infant School
The aim of teaching Computing at our school is:
At St Clement’s & St John’s Infant School, the Early Years Framework and the National Curriculum are at the core of our Computing curriculum.
Our curriculum is designed upon a base of skills and knowledge that we want the children to learn and is taught in a progressive manner throughout the whole school.
Computer science units are taught discretely, to cover the complex skills and understanding of code. Information technology and Digital Literacy is taught cross curricular to provide wider use and understanding of computing. Internet safety is taught regularly in class and whole school/national internet awareness days.
To ensure high standards of teaching and learning, teachers plan lessons from the Computing progression of skills document and deliver them through topics, which we select to excite and motivate our children.
We aim for all children to achieve age related expectations in Computing at the end of KS1 and for all children to have a secure understanding of algorithms, digital coding and online safety.
The outcomes of the teaching of Computing across the school can be seen within the children’s online Purple Mash profile and within their Topic books each term.
The assessment of Computing in KS1 is ongoing. The teachers regularly assess through marking and pupil discussions what the children have learnt. This information then informs the teachers with their planning, lesson activities and differentiation.