At Hadnall C.E Primary School we intend to build a Computing curriculum that provides children with the opportunity to become confident users of technology in a rapidly changing world. Our Computing curriculum will equip children with knowledge, skills and understanding about computer science, information technology and digital literacy. We aim to encourage creativity, build resilience and develop problem solving skills of the digital world learning how to become ‘computational thinkers.’ Digital Literacy is a fundamental aspect within our Computing curriculum which educates our children to become responsible and safe users of technology.
Our Computing curriculum uses the Teach Computing scheme of work as a framework for teachers to effectively teach computing to meet all key stage 1 and 2 learning objectives. Each unit is planned to facilitate progression of key skills and knowledge across key stages in line with the National Curriculum. EYFS children will access activities through the Barefoot teaching resource which is then offered to them through planned enhancements.
To ensure a broad range of skills and understanding, Computing is taught across three main strands: digital literacy, computer science and information technology.
- Computer Science – the understanding of coding and programming across a range of physical devices and digital resources.
- Information Technology – the range of skills required to operate and manipulate specific programs, systems, and content.
- Digital Literacy – the knowledge required to use technology safely and to evaluate and react to any potential risks of the online/digital world. These lessons are delivered through the Education for a Connected World Framework/Project Evolve and link closely with our PSHE curriculum Life Wise.
At Hadnall C.E Primary School our ambitious and engaging curriculum provides children with a love of learning so they can ‘REACH’ their full potential. After the implementation of this computing curriculum, children will be digitally literate and be able to apply the computing skills they have acquired to deal with different challenges in today’s digital Society. They will be equipped, not only with the skills and knowledge to use technology effectively and for their own benefit, but more importantly – to do so safely.