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COMPUTING

The 2014 National Curriculum for Computing aims to ensure that all children:

can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation

can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems

can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems

are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology

 

INTENT

We intend for our children to become responsible and respectful users of technology with the knowledge of its place in the ever-changing world. They will grow their knowledge of online safety and their own digital footprint. Through this, they will develop independence and become autonomous in understanding what is right, what is wrong, and how to deal with this with integrity. We want our pupils to be able to operate in the 21st century workplace and we want them to know the career opportunities that will be open to them through Computing.

We endeavour to provide computing opportunities throughout each area of the curriculum. Through the development of knowledge around sources, cause & consequence and their own questioning and enquiries into the digital world, children will become honest, reflective and resilient individuals. The objectives within each strand support the development of learning across the key stages, ensuring a solid grounding for future learning across the key stages.

 

IMPLEMENTATION

Children explore computing through a wide range of topics and hands-on opportunities.  This exploration is implemented with a range of technology types, visits, workshops and virtual experiences that enhance the development of knowledge. Our curriculum is planned as such that it provides our children with regular opportunities to revise and revisit their learning. Lessons contain theoretical content and practical application across Digital Literacy, Computer Science and Information Technology.

The three strands of Computing will be taught within mixed aged classes. Digital Literacy and Information Technology will be taught both discreetly and embedded into other areas of the curriculum, as the class teacher feels is appropriate. Computer Science will be taught discreetly to ensure that specific curriculum skills and knowledge are being developed and deepened; meaningful links will be made between Computing Science and the wider curriculum where appropriate.

In Computing lessons, the children will use Chromebooks with individual logins; where possible children may have access to use iPads to access a range of apps and software.

Staff subject knowledge and pedagogical skills will be developed through a variety of Continuing Professional Development, see the Computing Action Plan for further details.

 

IMPACT

Children of MBHT leave school with the skills and knowledge needed for the digital aspect of life in the community. They are confident, digitally literate individuals who understand how to use technology to make a positive impact on society. They have a broad range of subject knowledge that enables them to problem solve, innovate and take calculated risks to become capable and respected citizens. This is then a platform for children to explore their future with a well-informed knowledgeable understanding of how to appropriately approach new or unfamiliar technologies. We endeavour to ensure that children realise a healthy balance with the virtual world and real-life so that they can continue to build on their knowledge and skills in the next stage of their education and beyond.

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