Curriculum Vision

Computing across each topic and year group to ensure systematic progression. We have a class set of laptops and a class iPad to ensure that all year groups have the opportunity to use a range of devices and programs for many purposes across the wider curriculum, as well as in discrete computing lessons. Employing cross curricular links motivates pupils and supports them to make connections and remember the steps they have been taught. The implementation of the curriculum also ensures a balanced coverage of computer science, information technology and digital literacy. The children will have experiences of all three strands in each year group, but the subject knowledge imparted becomes increasingly specific and in depth, with more complex skill ls being taught, thus ensuring that learning is built upon. For example, children in Key Stage 1 learn what algorithms are, which leads them to the design stage of programming in Key Stage 2, where they design, write and debug programs, explaining the thinking behind their algorithms. 

Curriculum Intent

Computing is changing the lives of everyone, especially children and young people. Through the teaching of Computing, we equip children to participate in a rapidly changing world where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology. Computing enables rapid access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of communities and cultures. Using Computing tools: pupils can find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We enable them to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary for children to be able to use information in a discriminating and effective way. Increased Computing capability promotes initiative and independent learners. It must be our intent to enable all children in the school to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding that will enable them to function in this digital age. Computing skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners.  

It is the aim of Wellington Lions Primary:  

  • To provide all pupils with their National Curriculum entitlement.  
  • To ensure that their e-safety knowledge and understanding is up-to-date and secure enough for them to cope with questions and challenges when faced. 
  • To develop children’s individual computing capability to the best of their ability – both in skills and understanding, as well as knowledge.  
  • To ensure children’s computing experiences are progressive, coherent and relevant as they move through our school.  
  • To apply their Computing skills and knowledge to their learning in other areas. To allow all staff and children to gain confidence in, and enjoyment from, the use of Computing.  
  • To equip pupils with the confidence and capability to use Computing throughout their later life.  
  • To develop an awareness of the capabilities as well as the limitations of Computing.  
  • To recognize the potential and deepen the awareness of the application and necessity of Computing in everyday life.  
  • To stimulate interest in new technologies.  
  • To encourage pupils with access to home computers to contribute to and enhance their school work and homework.  
  • To use computing to keep parents informed in all aspects of school life. 
  • To plan both teaching and learning of Computing as a discrete subject and the use of Computing as a learning tool across the curriculum.  
  • To develop staff so that they are able to adapt to the continually changing challenges presented by Computing and in so doing ensure that our pupils receive a Computing education in line with their ability, access and needs.  
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