Welcome to the Computing page of our school website
At Curdridge Primary School we want pupils to be MASTERS of technology and not slaves to it. Technology is everywhere and will play a pivotal part in students' lives, Therefore, we want to model and educate our pupils on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely. We want our pupils to be creators not consumers and our broad curriculum encompassing computer science, information technology and digital literacy reflects this. We want our pupils to understand that there is always a choice with using technology and as a school we utilise technology (especially social media) to model positive use. We recognise that the best prevention for a lot of issues we currently see with technology/social media is through education. Building our knowledge in this subject will allow pupils to effectively demonstrate their learning through creative use of technology We recognise that technology can allow pupils to share their learning in creative ways. We also understand the accessibility opportunities technology can provide for our pupils. Our knowledge rich curriculum has to be balanced with the opportunity for pupils to apply their knowledge creatively which will in turn help our pupils become skilful computer scientists.
We follow a comprehensive progression document which embeds and covers every element of the computing curriculum. The knowledge/skills statements build year on year to deepen and challenge our learners. Our computing curriculum can be stand alone in some units but also links to our integrated curriculum where appropriate. Children also regularly use ICT during PLT sessions.
As a result of our whole school computing curriculum, pupils of Curdridge Primary School will:
- Have an understanding of how computer systems work, including networks and the internet.
- Be able to create algorithmic programs through creative design and problem solving to achieve a desired outcome.
- Be familiar with and able to use a range of everyday and specialist software and hardware.
- Be able to manage online accounts safely and productively.
- Be able to conduct themselves safely online, being aware of the risks they might encounter.
- Be able to search for information carefully with an awareness of reliability and accuracy.
- Be able to use IT for a range of purposes, making good decisions about software choice and application.
- Enjoy the opportunities which technology makes available to them.
Success will be monitored through:
- Summative assessment at the end of each unit which identifies children working below or above expected levels in the key objectives.
- Discussion with staff about their successes in computing.
- Discussion with children to explore their own self-perceived strengths and areas for improvement in computing.
Below are the overviews for cycle A and cycle B.