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Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School

Computing

Intent

The National Curriculum for Computing marks a radical shift in thinking about how children learn, both, about and using technology. It is designed to equip children with the knowledge, skills and understanding of computing that they will require throughout their lives. Throughout their primary school education at Southborough, children will develop computational thinking skills and design and create their own digital content. This provides an exciting opportunity for children to become digital creators.

 

One of the intentions of our computing curriculum is to enable children to become digitally literate: to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to fully participate in modern culture. This means having access to a broad range of software and technologies and experiencing them in different ways and contexts. Using iCompute schemes provides children with the opportunity to use a rich variety of digital tools and technologies and learn how to develop ideas, communicate, collaborate, create, present and evaluate. We believe that digital literacy should not be developed in discrete computing sessions alone and encourage Information Technology to be embedded into other curriculum areas. This gives children further access to a range of software, technologies and tools and allow them to apply their knowledge and skills in different areas. We want children have as much exposure to learning, about and with, digital technologies as possible. 

Implementation

Inclusion

In-line with Southborough’s SEN Policy and ethos, computing tasks and activities are designed to be accessible for all pupils to enter while still containing challenging components. Lessons are designed and planned to include all children through a range of approaches: inclusive questioning and universal use of equipment, together with mixed-ability groupings to enable peer support is utilised and challenged throughout teaching and learning. Furthermore, lessons are planned to facilitate the identification of children at all attainment ranges within each class.

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development, British and Christian Values

The learning climate and culture at Southborough offers a multitude of opportunities to cover and embrace British and Christian Values. For example, the Values of ‘Mutual Respect’ and ‘Perseverance' are concepts that can be addressed directly through the teaching of coding and e-safety.

Computing Whole School Long Term Plan

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