Computing Curriculum Statement

Computing Curriculum Statement

Intent

All children at Haddenham Community Infant School have the right to have rich, deep learning experiences that balance all the aspects of computing. With technology playing such a significant role in society today, we believe ‘Computational thinking’ is a skill children must be taught if they are to be able to participate effectively and safely in this digital world. A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with Mathematics, Science, and Design Technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems.

 

At Haddenham Community Infant School, the core of computing introduces the children to a wide range of technology including; desktops, iPads, bee bots, programmable toys/devices and interactive whiteboards, allowing them to continually practice and improve the skills they learn. This ensures they become digitally literate so that they are able to express themselves and develop their ideas through information and computer technology– at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.  We teach a curriculum that enables children to become effective users of technology who can:

  •          Understand and apply the essential principles and concepts of Computer Science, including logic, algorithms and data representation.
  •          Analyse problems in computational term, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.
  •          Evaluate and apply information technology analytically to solve problems.
  •          Communicate ideas well by utilising appliances and devices throughout all areas of the curriculum.

 

Internet Safety

Haddenham Community Infant School takes internet safety extremely seriously. We have an E- Safety Policy that provides guidance for teachers and children about how to use the internet safely. Every year group participates in lessons on e-safety and children understand how to stay safe when using technology.  You may find the following links useful to help your child stay safe online at home:

Understanding social networking sites and how to keep your children safe.

Common sense media

Great advice to help keep your children safe online.

Think U Know

Understand and share the world of social networking websites with your children.

Make it Secure

Safety information for parents.

Safer Internet

Keep up to date with any e-safety issues.

ChildNet

 

Implementation

The curriculum leader provides a long term plan for each year group, which also outlines useful resources and support for teachers. Teachers, as a part of their planning process, plans the following: 

  •          A knowledge organiser which outlines knowledge (including vocabulary) all children must master.
  •          A cycle of lessons for each subject, which carefully plans for progression and depth.
  •          Challenge questions for pupils to apply their learning in a philosophical/open manner.

 

Impact

 Our Computing curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress. In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods: 

  •          A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes.
  •          Children can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.
  •           Children can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.
  •           Children can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.
  •          Children are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology
  •          Pupil discussions about their learning;