Subject Leader: Mr T Whiteley
|Computing Policies & Documents
|Computing Long-Term Plan
|Progression in Computing
|National Curriculum – Computing
At Applegarth Primary School, we provide a high-quality computing education which equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and appreciate the world. Our curriculum has been designed to make links with mathematics, science and design and technology, and develops attitude and skills to apply the link between programming and computational thinking. Computational thinking – the ability to solve problems in a creative, logical and collaborative way – is developed through repeated programming opportunities. We ensure that our pupils understand and apply the fundamental principles of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and representation through a range of plugged and unplugged practical experiences. In doing this, we are equipping children with the confidence and ability to analyse and solve problems in creative and imaginative ways. For us, the teaching and learning of computing is based in exciting contexts that will inspire and motivate our children to become responsible, competent and digitally literate, and ultimately developed a love of this subject.
Our computing curriculum ensures that our children become digitally literate to prepare them for the future workplace and to be active participants in an increasingly digital world. Through the use of Google Expedition, Arts &Culture, Skype classroom and Digimaps our children explore different places, cultures and global issues. By following the Google Internet Legends program, our children are taught how to use technology safely and respectfully, to understand the important of keeping personal information private and to know where to go for help to report concerns about online content in contact.
Our computing curriculum gives our children a real audience and purpose for publishing work and develops their ability to communicate with others and to express themselves. Online tools such as Purple Mash, Seesaw, Teams, Scratch and The Blog are woven seamlessly between home and school learning.