Our curriculum at Broughton Primary School encompasses the following aims to meet the needs of our children and the Computing curriculum is vehicle to bring these aims to life:
Aims of our curriculum
Children are exposed to a range of software which ensures they are learning and developing new skills. We recognise that technology can allow pupils to share their learning in creative ways and because of this, ensure that clear outcomes are specified to ensure the purpose for learning engages the children from the first opportunity.
Children will be provided with opportunities to develop further resourcefulness, particularly when problem solving and debugging their work. Reflection opportunities are planned into each unit to ensure that children have the chance to look back at their work, acknowledge their strengths and make targets for the future.
Computing and programming will be used to develop resilience in their work, problem solving and thinking methodically and critically. This pragmatic approach will empower the children and encourage a mindset where children feel they can solve problems and achieve without fear of failure.
We want all of our children to be able to thrive as responsible, digital citizens with the confidence to think critically about things they do, see and hear. Technology is everywhere and will inevitably play a pivotal part in our students’ lives, therefore we want to model and educate our pupils on how to use a growing range of technology positively and safely. The importance of both respect and responsibility underpins our work on e-safety throughout the school.
We want children to become autonomous, independent users of computing technologies, gaining confidence and enjoyment from their activities.
Computing Curriculum Implementation
We follow a broad and balanced Computing curriculum that builds on previous learning and provides both support and challenge for learners. We follow a computing scheme that follows the progression of skills and covers all aspects of the Computing curriculum. All classes will have a scheduled Computing lesson each week as well as Computing being taught alongside other curriculum subjects. We want to ensure that Computing is embedded in our whole school curriculum and that opportunities for enhancing learning by using technology are always taken.
Children will be provided with opportunities to work collaboratively with others and learn how to communicate in a manner that shows respect to others, both when using technology in school and when they are using it for leisure at home.
Computing Curriculum Impact
Our children enjoy and value Computing and know why they are doing things, not just how. Children will understand and appreciate the value of Computing in the context of their personal wellbeing and the technological, creative and cultural industries and their many career opportunities. Progress in Computing is demonstrated through regularly reviewing and scrutinising children’s work, in accordance with our Computing assessment policy to ensure that progression of skills is taking place. Namely through:
The Computing curriculum will contribute to children’s personal development in creativity, independence, judgement and self-reflection. This would be seen in them being able to talk confidently about their work and sharing their work with others. Progress will be shown through outcomes and through the important record of the process leading to them.