Computing Curriculum Statement

At Heene Primary School, our aim, in line with the 2014 National Curriculum, is to provide a high-quality, engaging and inspiring computing education.  At the end of Year 6, we expect all of our pupils to be equipped with the knowledge, creativity and resilience needed to use computational thinking.  In the ever-changing world that we live in, children must be adaptable and be willing to learn and investigate new programmes, software and methods.  By providing a wide-range of opportunities throughout our curriculum, we aim to challenge the children in their education and encourage them to recognise the transferable skills needed to excel in each domain.

Our computing curriculum provides the children opportunities, in every year group, to experience the three main areas of computing: computer science (programming and understanding how digital systems work), information technology (using computer systems to store, retrieve and send information) and digital literacy (evaluating digital content and using technology safely and respectfully).  Throughout Key Stage 2, the children will continuously build upon their previous learning in each area of computing, being supported and challenged by high-quality provision.

 

The computing curriculum certainly lends itself to promoting the school’s values of community and respect.  Working collaboratively is vitally important within computing, whether it is filming an advert, presenting a news show or simple moving a sprite on Scratch for the first time.  Equally, the nature of the work children are able to produce in computing provides the perfect platform for them to present and share their learning.

Most importantly, at Heene Primary School we recognise the vital importance of E-Safety.  Every year group will provide an outstanding education surrounding their age-appropriate E-Safety topics.  In addition to this, we celebrate E-Safety week and the children across the school create and present their work and their learning to their peers.