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Ivington Church of England Primary School

Ivington CofE Primary and Pre-school

Reaching together... stand firm in your faith, be courageous and strong - 1 Corinthians 16:13

Computing

Intent

At Ivington CE Primary, we intend to prepare our children to be confident and competent within a world that is heavily shaped by technology. We recognise that the majority of our children, like many others, are using technology on a daily basis at home and at school. Therefore, within our curriculum, we aim to develop knowledge, understanding and confidence to ensure our children go through education and beyond being able to apply the computing skills they have learnt to everyday situations. We intend for our children to develop their speaking and listening skills within the computing curriculum by using a range of different software, where children of all ages can find, analyse and present information and further evaluate their presentations. We aim to develop independent learners who are fluent in their understanding of computer science by teaching them how to use a range of programs where they are able to design, create and evaluate their work using subject specific vocabulary. We ensure our children are taught the importance of safe internet use during computing lessons but also in our bespoke SMSC/PSHE curriculum.  In every year group, e-safety is a key focus and by teaching at least two statutory lessons per half term, we are proud that a vast majority of our children have the knowledge and understanding of how to stay safe online. We promote the importance of using technology safely and respectfully by ensuring all our children have access to our specific safe internet use area both in school and on both our Parents and Children’s pages on our website. Our ambition, for our children, is for them to leave us developing their digital literacy and being able to safely use technology and develop their ideas through information and communication technology, which they will be able to apply to their further education and future career to become masters of technology in the rapidly changing digital word.

 

Implementation

Ay Ivington CE Primary School the Computer lead ensures the needs of individual members of staff and the school as a whole and provides appropriate support. This support may be provided in a variety of forms as appropriate:

  • internally (using skills already in the school) via coaching, mentoring and sharing of skills
  • by the Herefordshire Curriculum ICT Support team
  • by a teacher in another school
  • externally by third party providers of support / suppliers of equipment
  • in class support for teachers alongside the children
  • attendance at an appropriate course
  • by using appropriate e-learning resources

 

Computing at Ivington CE Primary and Pre-School develops pupils'... equality of opportunity of all and we recognise that children are living in a technological age.

 

  • Children work collaboratively to communicate with each other and the wider world using a range of devices and software. They learn to solve problems and to reason through learning the universal language of coding. Our curriculum encourages creativity and independent learning. Our very significant emphasis on online safety equips children with key strategies.
  • We see computing as an important tool to help bring our children’s learning to life and we endeavour to make children familiar with the wide range of ICT that surrounds them. We aim to enable all children to tackle any application with confidence, developing and applying practical skills and gaining sense of achievement.
  • We provide direct instruction on how to use software and hardware, whilst also providing opportunities for children to apply these skills.

 

External Stimuli Children from nursery through to Year 6 are taught about how technology is used in the outside world, and in the workplace.

 

In the Early Years Foundation Stage, we relate the computing aspects of the children’s work to the objectives set out in the Early Learning Goals (ELGs). Children will have computing experiences indoors, outdoors and through role play in both child initiated and teacher directed time. Children have the opportunity to use

 

By the end of the EYFS, pupils should be taught to:

  • Operate simple equipment such as microphones, cameras and remote controls.
  • Complete a simple program on a computer.
  • Use ICT hardware to interact with age appropriate software.
  •  Recognise that technology is used in places such as homes and schools.
  • Develop confidence in using computers (and other hardware such as ipads and tablets) independently, including logging on by themselves, and printing and saving their own work.
  • Select and use technology for particular purposes.

 

To this end Key stage 1 Pupils should be taught to:

  • 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.

 

 At Key stage 2 Pupils should be taught to:

    • 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.

 

Impact

At the end of each year, pupils have developed their computing skills, and have gained a new understanding of online safety issues and how to keep themselves safe online.

 

  • PUPIL VOICE - Through discussion and feedback, children talk enthusiastically about their computing lessons and speak about how they love learning on the computer. Children across the school articulate well about the potential risks of being online, and can talk about ways to keep safe.
  • EVIDENCE IN KNOWLEDGE- Pupils know how and why technology is used in the outside world, and in the workplace. They know about different ways that computers can be used.
  • EVIDENCE IN SKILLS - Pupils use acquired vocabulary in computing, including coding, lessons. They have the skills to use technology independently, for example accessing age-appropriate software and games in EYFS and using a range of computer software independently in KS1 and KS2.
  • BREADTH AND DEPTH - Teachers plan a range of opportunities to use computer technology, inside and outside school.
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