Computing

INTENT

  • A broad curriculum that is in line with current statutory requirements for Computing and Online Safety e.g. National Curriculum, Education For a Connected World, Common Sense Media & Be Internet Legends
  • All year groups cover the main NC objectives of Computing: Online Safety, Digital Literacy, Computer Science, Technology in our lives and Digital Skills
  • Children are given the knowledge and understanding to work safely, responsibility and with a healthy approach to technology throughout the rest of the school year
  • Children are taught to be aware of the 4 main risks involved in using the internet (4c’s - Content, Contact, Conduct, Commerce)
  • Objectives are revisited, developed and often put into practice throughout the year considering pupils use of technology across the curriculum
  • Digital skills are a key part of our approach to teaching and learning, we aim to shift our pupils from being ‘passive users’ to ‘active users’ of technology - Digital Skills passport programme is used to support this
  • The curriculum combines both ‘online’ and ‘offline’ teaching (discussion based)
  • All children have access to technology and SEND, EAL, DA children are supported with rich discussions within each lesson 
  • Technology is regularly reviewed and problems are identified quickly to ensure maximum usage e.g. wifi connecting, VR headsets, iPads
  • Digital Leaders are established in both schools as a resource to share and expand opportunities for technology for learning

IMPLEMENTATION

  • Ensure all year groups have Chromebooks to access Online safety lessons during Autumn 1 & 2. EYFS & KS1 are accessing Common Sense , KS2 are accessing Internet Legends  (e.g Year 3 Be Internet Sharp - Think before you share I can give examples of when I should ask permission to do something online and explain why this is important. Search for information about myself online.  Recognise I need to be careful before I share anything about myself or others online. Know who I should ask if I am not sure if I should put something online).
  • During Spring 1 & 2  EYFS children are accessing Digital Literacy (More in depth as they are working developing this skill throughout the year). Y1/2 are accessing Computer Science.  KS2 is accessing Technology in our lives during Spring 1 and Computer Science during Spring 2 (e.g EFYS Digital Literacy, Starter: Remind the children how to scan the QR code and find their folder. I can use a microphone to record different animal sounds).
  • During Summer 1 EYFS children are accessing Digital Literacy. KS1 is accessing Technology in our lives.  KS2 is accessing Computer Science (e.g KS1 - Year 1, To analyse some of the benefits of technology in the modern world. I can explain how some people may have devices in their homes connected to the internet and give examples (e.g. lights, fridges, toys, televisions, doorbells, heating).
  • During Summer 2 EYFS children are accessing Computer Science and KS1 and KS2 is  accessing Explicit Digital Skills (e.g KS2 - Year 6, Plan and promote an event: Collaborate digitally in a shared document, Organise and sort data in a spreadsheet, Create a digitally shared calendar, Create and publish a website).
 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

EYFS

Online Safety

Digital Literacy

Digital Literacy

Digital Literacy

Digital Literacy

Computer Science

Y1

Online Safety

Online Safety

Computer Science

Computer Science

Technology in our lives

Explicit

Digital Skills

Y2

Online Safety

Online Safety

Computer Science

Computer Science

Technology in our lives

Explicit

Digital Skills

Y3

Online Safety

Online Safety

Technology in our lives

Computer Science

Computer Science

Explicit

Digital Skills

Y4

Online Safety

Online Safety

Technology in our lives

Computer Science

Computer Science

Explicit

Digital Skills

Y5

Online Safety

Online Safety

Technology in our lives

Computer Science

Computer Science

Explicit

Digital Skills

Y6

Online Safety

Online Safety

Technology in our lives

Computer Science

Computer Science

Explicit

Digital Skills

IMPACT

  • Examples of learning can be seen within Seesaw and Google classrooms
  • Internet Safety lessons are predominately discussion based which helps to address key issues within the class and any concerns the children have regarding their own presence online
  • The explicit teaching of Digital Skills helps to support all curriculum areas as children are confident in using a variety of Google applications 
  • Digital Leaders are able to support both the children within their class as well as the teachers through sharing best practice and how different apps can be used across curriculum areas
  • FADE forms are completed on a termly basis to ensure high quality teaching is happening and to evaluate and share best practice amongst staff