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NURSTEED Community Primary School

‘Together We Achieve More’

Computing

Computing is led by Mrs Dunstone

At Nursteed, we understand the importance that every child will understand how to be safe online and will develop the skills to feel empowered to feel safe into the future.  We believe that computational thinking is vital in helping children to solve problems, design systems, and understand the power and limitations of human and computing intelligence. Pupils who can think computationally are better able to conceptualise, understand and use computer-based technology, and so are better prepared for today’s world and future.

 

The Computing Curriculum

 

We make every effort to develop meaningful links between subjects, often taught within a cross-curricular context, in creative and imaginative ways.

 

We endeavour to support each child to understand, apply, problem-solve and evaluate the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.  Pupils will be equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content.

 

We aim to ensure that children are safe, responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

 

Children will become independent and skilful users of digital technology and will be outward looking and forward thinking in this technological age.

 

Children will become digitally literate.  We will equip all learners with the experiences and skills of computing that they will use in a rapidly changing technological world and to engage children through enriched multi-media learning experiences, at a level suitable for future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

Progression in Computing at Nursteed Primary School

 

SMSC in Computing

Spiritual

Children use their imagination and creativity when responding to computing.

Children learn about traditions and faiths respectfully, making sensitive comments, through the use of laptops and iPads.

Children enjoy learning about a range of information using technology, in Great Britain and around the world.

Children demonstrate a willingness to reflect on their own computing experiences, for example, making changes to and de-bugging programs.

Moral

Children make sensitive constructive comments about their own, and others ideas.

Children offer respectful views when talking about changes they find online, from other cultures, faiths and traditions, and appreciate the view points of others.

Social

Children use a range of social skills when discussing with others from different social, ethnic, cultural and faith backgrounds.

Children have opportunities to participate in collaborative learning through computing within the school, the wider community and beyond.

Children work together with children from different cultural, social, or faith backgrounds demonstrating tolerance, and demonstrate skills and attributes which allow them to contribute fully and positively.

Cultural

Children understand and appreciate a wide range of cultural influences in computing,  both locally and those from the wider world.


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