Intent: What we want to achieve through teaching Computing
At Laceyfields, we want our children to be able to use a variety of technological devices and understand similarities and differences between them so that they can select the right tools for the purpose. We want them to use information technology confidently and safely and know how to report inappropriate on-line behaviour. We want our children to be digitally literate and develop skills that will enable them to create content and solve problems.
Implementation – How we do it here
We teach computing by using tablets and laptops as well as unplugged lessons to teach about on-line safety and technology around us. We take part in Internet Safety Day so that children can learn how to keep themselves safe, know how to respond to others respectfully and be able to challenge and report disrespectful or suspicious activities. Children use a range of software packages and tools to develop their skills in creating, storing and retrieving content. In addition, they use software that enables them to create artwork and music in a fun and engaging way. Children use coding to design programmes and debug them to understand the processes that underpin them. Our KS1 curriculum is structured in units over a two-year programme that enables children to learn, develop and re-visit themes so that they can build upon prior learning.
Impact: How we will see effective teaching of Computing
Our children will be ready for the next stage in their education by being able to use a range of devices confidently. They will be able to name the different parts of a computer and explain their uses verbally and practically. They will be able to use the internet safely, managing risks to safeguard their well-being. They will be able to transfer skills from one type of device or programme to another, making connections to allow them to problem solve.