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Computing Intent Statement

Computing Intent:

At Brookfield Community, our computing curriculum intends to prepare the children for the ever changing world of technology and develop their skills for the future. We intend to provide the children with an exciting and enriching curriculum designed to enable them to use computational thinking and creativity to develop their understanding of the world.

Our computing curriculum has deep links with mathematics, design and technology and engineering. Our curriculum also encourages children to use ICT and computational thinking to create work, solve problems and develop thinking which in turn will help to them to contribute to the society we live in, as adults.

We intend for our pupils to be fluent with a range of tools and programs and hope that by Upper Key Stage 2, children have the confidence and independence to choose the best tool and program to fulfill a task or challenge set by the teachers.

Computing Implementation:

  • A clear and effective computing scheme of work which provides coverage in line with the National Curriculum.
  • A clear progression document which embeds and covers all elements of the computing National Curriculum and details the logically sequenced skills and knowledge  to be taught in each year group ensuring clear progression and the acquisition of age-appropriate skills.
  • Progression in teaching and learning across all key stages within the strands of computer science, information technology and digital literacy.
  • Analysis of pupils’ work and learning walks to be completed each term to ensure progression and NC coverage.
  • Access to Chromebooks (and computers in EYFS) across the key stages, which will aid in implementation of skills and knowledge.
  • Children will have the opportunity to explore, discuss and respond to key issues including cyberbullying, online safety, social media and security.
  • Wider curriculum links are implemented including links with mathematics, design and technology and history.
  • The importance of online safety is high profile which is reflected in school displays and further coverage is completed throughout the key stages.
  • Parents are informed when issues relating to online safety arise.
  • Communication between teachers and parents provided via Class Dojo. Student accounts available for remote learning access.

Computing Impact:

  • Children will be prepared for both future education and jobs, with a bank of computing skills and knowledge.
  • Children will be confident when using technology and be able to achieve their desired goals.
  • Children will be able to use their computational thinking and apply this to their everyday lives.
  • Children will have a secure and comprehensive knowledge of digital systems and technology.
  • Children will be able to apply the British values (democracy, tolerance, mutual respect, rule of law and liberty) when using different systems and technology.

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