At Cutnall Green C of E Primary School, we aim to provide an enriched Computing curriculum based around the three strands in the National Curriculum: Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy.
We believe that all children:
- should access a rich source of materials, no matter what their socio-economic background;
- can present information in new ways which will help them to understand, access and use it more readily;
- should know and use a range of appropriate programs effectively; and
- should be challenged, motivated and have a love of learning when engaging with the Computing curriculum.
Our high-quality Computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. The core of Computing is Computer Science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use Information Technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world. Additionally, our work is enhanced by the United Nations Sustainable Goals, working with key concepts such as: clean water and sanitation, climate action and life on land. At Cutnall Green C of E Primary School, it is vital for all children to make connections between their own learning and the wider world and to know how to act to save our planet.
Children are exposed to a variety of progressive topics within the Computing curriculum. Our goal is to enthuse and engage all children to ensure progress for all.
Through the teaching of the Computing curriculum, all children should develop key computational skills, which will be invaluable as they continue their school and professional journeys.
We feel it is important for the children to be given an opportunity to learn through a variety of approaches, such as group/class discussions, learning walks, role play, learning through questioning themselves, peers and teachers, problem solving and the use of different technology (iPads, laptops, Bee-Bots etc).
Teachers regularly assess understanding through a variety of appropriate questioning and tasks during the lesson. Teachers demonstrate progress through the evidencing of children’s work on a class Seesaw (KS1/LKS2). The children are also responsible for their own learning journeys and are expected to save and evidence their own work on Seesaw (UKS2). In addition, termly Computing assessment is an integral part of teaching and learning and is central to good practice.
Our curriculum expands the children’s knowledge and the understanding of the role technology has in school and around the world. Our digital creators, will develop a respect for technology and its uses, know how to use technology safely, develop their problem-solving skills through enquiry and hopefully develop a love of Computing as they become responsible citizens of the future.