At Worth Primary School, through the study of Computing, we aim to stimulate the curiosity of every pupil, regardless of race, gender or specific needs, for them to develop skills that will equip them for an ever-changing digital world.
Our Computing curriculum focuses on a progression of skills in digital literacy, computer science, information technology and online safety to ensure that children become competent in safely using, as well as understanding, technology.
Computing is an integral part of a child’s education and everyday life. We, therefore, intend to support our pupils to access and understand the core principles of this subject through engaging activities which are revisited repeatedly during the child’s time in school to ensure learning is embedded and skills are successfully developed. Our intention is that Computing also supports a child’s creativity and cross-curricular learning to engage children and enrich their experience in school.
We follow a broad and balanced Computing curriculum that builds on previous experience, providing support and challenges for learners, as set out in the National Curriculum Computing Programme of study and the EYFS Framework. We ensure that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximize learning for all children
The National Curriculum and EYFS Framework provide the basis for the progression planning and this content is supplemented by additional resource banks, such as: STEM, Education for a Connected World, Scratch, Barefoot and Scholastic. We maintain a flexible approach to encompass discreet teaching and cross-curricular activities to ensure opportunities for enhanced learning by using technology are always taken.
We take online safety very seriously and we aim to give children the necessary skills to keep them safe online. Online safety and responsible use of technology are topics covered in computing, PHSE lessons, assemblies and during events such as Safer Internet Day.
To assist with our implementation of the Computing curriculum we have a variety of hardware available, including:
Every teacher has:
By the time children leave us, they should: