INTENT Our intent is for all children to leave primary school equipped with the skills necessary use computing skills to work safely and collaboratively both online and offline. All children should be digitally literate by the end of Key Stage 2 and able to be active participants in a digital world.
Children will be able to research information to support learning; communicate effectively using a range of media; and plan, write and debug a range of programs.
Being e-safe is central to all our work and all we want all children to both know to, and act responsibly when communicating on-line; respecting others and acknowledging ownership of online information they are using.
In order to support socially disadvantaged pupils, the school offers iPads to loan to pupil premium children (with a written signed agreement) to support access to learning at home.
IMPLEMENTATION Throughout the school Computing is used to support learning in other curriculum areas. These provide pupils the opportunities to apply previously learnt skills to support their work in all subjects. Children have opportunities to use both laptops and tablets in their learning.
Key programs that are used include: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher (laptops) and Pages, Numbers and Keynote (tablets).
In addition key computing skills are taught in all ages on a rolling program in discrete computing lessons that are taught by the class teacher.
These skills are identified in the Wokingham Scheme of Work which has been adopted by the school.
The key areas taught are:
· computer science (CS) - Programming, Coding and Controlling Devices;
· information technology (IT) - Collecting, Analysing and Presenting data; Multimedia presentations including Music and Sound; Digital Imagery; Communicating and Collaborating
· digital literacy (DL) - Communicating and Collaborating; Digital Exploration; E-Safety E-Safety learning is supported by the Common Sense Media Scheme of learning and additional parent support materials.
All teachers use these resources to support their planning and delivery of the computing curriculum. We include regular e-safety updates and information for families through the school newsletter.
IMPACT By the end of Key Stage 2 children will have the opportunity to work towards earning a “Digital Passport” ©Common Sense Media through studying 6 units and completing a series of online games and quizzes. The children are prepared ready for secondary school work, skills and knowledge. Each year we assess the children’s key skills and knowledge at the end of the year and log their attainment on our tracking system to make sure they are making year on year progress.