At Corporation Road Primary School, we want to equip our children with the computing skills they will need in modern-day life. We will strive to teach the computing skills outlined in the National Curriculum explicitly and across a broad range of subjects, allowing children to learn, develop and apply computing skills. We want children to know the application of computing in the wider world and how this can relate to future employment prospects. Our vision is that all pupils are able to keep themselves and others safe online and know when they need support and who/where to get it from. We want all pupils to understand about their own digital presence (including the use of social media and gaming) and how nothing that is posted online is never really deleted.
Computing in Corporation Road Primary School aims to be progressive, building children’s computing skills in the areas of ‘Computer Science’, ‘Information Technology’ and ‘Digital Literacy’. In ‘Computing Science’, Pupils are taught to use a variety of programming languages, software and hardware to interact with the real world and solve problems. They are taught to design, write and debug programmes that interact with hardware and/or to solve a given problem. For ‘Information Technology’, pupils are taught to use technology purposefully to organise, store and retrieve digital content. They are taught how computer networks, the internet and the World Wide Web work and how each of these can provide multiple services. In ‘Digital Literacy’, pupils are taught to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly to create a range of content including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.
We will strive to ensure that all pupils can ‘understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation’. That pupils can ‘analyse problems in computational terms and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems. That pupils can ‘evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems’ as outlined in the National Curriculum.
Key stage 1
Pupils should be taught:
- 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
Key stage 2
Pupils should be taught:
- 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