Our aim is to ensure that all pupils in Key Stage 1:
- understand what algorithms are, how they are implemented as programs on digital devices, and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions
- create and debug simple programs
- use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
- use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
- recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
- use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies
Our aim is to ensure that all pupils in Key Stage 2:
- design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
- use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output
- use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
- understand computer networks, including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the World Wide Web, and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration
- use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content
- select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information
- use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact
At Cleeve Primary Academy we encourage and promote the safe use of technology to equip our children to navigate the rapidly changing digital world. We intend to teach our children the skills they will need to succeed in the 21st century, to stay safe, enjoy and embrace technology.
Subject Specific Information
- Computing enriches the curriculum and personalises learning.
- Classes are expected to complete 1 hour a week basic skills using the J2e platform. This will ensure all objectives are met and evidence will be held in one place. The skills can then be applied across the curriculum to promote creativity. The multi platforms available give children the skills they need for the future,
- The school is working towards providing 1:1 devices for all children.
- There is a wide range of devices to use to enhance learning, Lego WeDo, Dash robots, BeeBots, Sensors, recording devices etc.
- Assessments will be carried out at the end of each term and recorded using Flic. Data will be analysed at the end of the school year.
- Online safety will be delivered through PSHE where possible with discreet, more specific lessons planned throughout the year.