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Through the teaching of computing, we aim to equip the children with all the necessary skills to become independent learners. With a combination of learning focussed on computational thinking, digital literacy and online safety, we aim for children to become confident in their learning today and also in a future where technology will play a key part in everyday life. The children will see the creative potential of technology and have the confidence to use it in original ways.

 

E-Safety lies at the heart of our teaching of computing. Please see our detailed E-Safety information for further details.

Our computing curriculum intent can be reviewed here:

The National Curriculum (2014) outlines the expectation for both KS1 and KS2 and can be viewed here:

Using this document as a starting point we have developed a computing curriculum which looks at the key skills and vocabulary required from reception to year 6. 

Having developed our curriculum we investigated schemes of work to see if we could find one that matched our intent and delivered the skills outlined in our curriculum. After a period of review we decided to adopt the Knowsley City Learning Centre scheme of work for reception to year 6.

An overview of the scheme and its progression across the year groups can be found here:

In addition to the use of the Knowsley scheme staff have also received Barefoot Computing training.

This training, and its associated resources, focuses on computational thinking and how it can be applied across all subjects. It supports the use and understanding of computing vocabulary. An overview of the scheme can be found on this poster:

  • Weston on Trent Church of England (Aided) Primary School,
  • Forrester Avenue, Weston-on-Trent,
  • Derby, England,
  • DE72 2HX
  • Tel: 01332700488
  • Email: info@westoncofe.derbyshire.sch.uk
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