The National Curriculum (2014) states for computing:
A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. 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.
What do we want our children to walk away with at the end of the year?
- Promote an enjoyment for computing
- Increased confidence using a computer, keyboard and mouse including safe use of the internet.
- A clear understanding of online safety within school and the home.
To ensure this happens we will:
- Set up a lunchtime E-Cadet online safety club where children across the school will promote online safety within school and their own classrooms.
- Arrange assemblies and use contacts such as the police and NSPCC to deliver workshops and keep children, parents and teachers updated with relevant information.
- Provide online safety workshops for both children and parents to ensure they know how to safely use the internet.
- Ensure children have computing lessons including the basic skills needed in order to make progress.
What do we want the impact to be?
- Children will be secure with their awareness of online safety and know what to do if anything inappropriate online occurs.
- E-cadets will be confident and approachable to help peers.
- Planning scrutiny to ensure most staff are teaching good quality online safety.
- Analysis of data to ensure progress is being made.