Computing

The use of computers and computer systems is an integral part of the National Curriculum and knowing how they work is a key life skill. In an increasingly digital world there now exists a wealth of software, tools and technologies that can be used to communicate, collaborate, express ideas and create digital content. At Egerton, we recognise that pupils are entitled to a broad and balanced computing education with a structured, progressive, approach to the learning how computer systems work, alongside the skills necessary to become digitally literate and participate fully in the modern world.

At the heart of our school’s ethos is the importance of global learning and creating local and global partnerships across the world; we recognize that digital technology places an essential part in achieving this goal. Through our use of the Lyfta global resource platform and our ongoing partnerships and video conferences with Egerton Primary in Kenya, digital technology is at the core of our pupils experiences as global citizens.

The school’s aims are to:

  1. Provide a broad, balanced, challenging and enjoyable curriculum for all
  2. Develop all pupils’ computational thinking, allowing them to problem solve in a digital context, which will benefit them throughout their lives and careers.
  3. Meet the requirements of the national curriculum programmes of study for computing at Key Stage 1 and 2.
  4. To respond to new developments in technology in terms of both the content of curriculum, as well as the pedagogy and resources used to deliver it.
  5. To equip pupils with the confidence and skills to use digital tools and technologies throughout their lives.
  6. To enhance and enrich learning in other areas of the curriculum using IT and
  7. To develop the understanding of how to use computers and digital tools safely and responsibly
  8. To utilize technological platforms, such as Lyfta, to provide pupils an unique, interactive and highly impact scheme of global learning.
  9. Continue to liaise with Egerton Primary in Kenya through video conferencing and online projects, building on the investment in our sister school’s digital resources and internet access.

 

Below, you will find the Curriculum and Outcomes attached for this subject.

This document lists how the objectives of the National Curriculum are covered throughout each year group and each half-term. You will also find an overview of the subject areas covered and the key outcomes expected for each child to be considered working at the expected standard.

Alongside this document, staff utilise the vocabulary and skills progression created by subject leaders during their planning and assessment. These progression documents are in place to ensure that all learning is differentiated appropriately, builds upon previous years and leads into the next, and fully covers the National Curriculum and beyond.

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