Computing at Chipping Warden Primary Academy
Technology is changing the lives of everyone. Through teaching Computing, we equip children to participate in a rapidly-changing world where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology. It is our intention to enable children to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary for children to be able to use information in a discriminating and effective way.
Computing skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners and it is our intention that children have every opportunity available to allow them to achieve this.
The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
- can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
- can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
- can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
- are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology
What does it look like at Chipping Warden Academy?
At Chipping Warden, computing is taught in discreet computing lessons. The computing curriculum is delivered using the Twinkl Planit Computing scheme of work. Pupils are taught using a range of well-known software including Word, PowerPoint and Excel, as well as a range of online resources such as Sketch Up and Scratch. This software enables children to be taught effective computing skills for life in word process and formula writing alongside more specific skills in coding and programming. Each child has access to the internet and is taught how to use it appropriately and safely alongside how search engines and websites operate. Internet safety is taught regularly at an age appropriate level and forms the basis of all Computing learning. Computing is also cross-curricular, progressing children's learning in all areas of the curriculum. Every child has access to a range of online resources including Spelling Shed, RM Easimaths and Purple Mash which can be used to support children with their learning both at school and at home.