Purpose of Study
Computing and computer technology are part of just about everything in our lives, including the transport we use, the movies we watch and the ways schools, hospitals and businesses operate. Most people use computer technology in their daily lives, whether that be for internet shopping, gaming or social media.
Our society and the wider world is increasingly reliant on people understanding computers. We know that jobs, which don’t yet exist, will require increasingly sophisticated technology which we want our pupils to be confident to manipulate.
By studying computing, pupils will build their knowledge and understanding of technical skills, such as programming and learn to use a range of applications, which they will use in everyday life. Computing contributes significantly to developing pupils’ creativity, problem solving and perseverance.
At Walmsley CE Primary, our Computing lessons prepare students for the rapidly changing world around them and build on key computing skills, aiding them to be successful in their future careers. Lessons are practical, allowing the children to understand how technology works, think critically and be independent problem solvers. Our Computing curriculum is taught in a safe and supportive learning environment where the children know where to go for help when a concern arises online and are able to talk about the importance of using technology safely and respectfully.
- That our 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
At Walmsley we understand that a high-quality computing education is essential for pupils to understand modern information and communication technologies (ICT), and for them to use these skills to become responsible, competent, confident and creative participants of an increasingly digital world.
As a school, we will deliver the requirements of the key stage 1 (KS1) and key stage 2 (KS2) computing programmes of study, and to ensure that our pupils have the digital skills they need. We aim to inspire pupils to continue to learn and apply the skills they learn at secondary school, university, and beyond in the workplace.
Computing Topic Overview
Computing Knowledge Organisers