Link Governor: Mr A Hammersley
Within our ever-changing and technological world, Leyland St James’ CE Primary School understands and importance of teaching Computing from a young age. Our Computing curriculum aims to equip children to use computational thinking and creativity, to understand and change the world. We intend to motivate and inspire children through lessons that engage and challenge all learners.
Our curriculum is designed to deepen knowledge and develop skills, ensuring effective progression within each aspect of Computing, across all year groups.
We acknowledge that future generations will rely heavily on their digital skills in order to support their progress within their chosen career paths.
Our scheme of work is in line with the National Curriculum providing progression and a breadth of knowledge across all year groups. We prioritise and recognise internet safety within each unit of our Computing curriculum providing a safe space in which pupils can navigate and interact with the digital world, whilst exploring their own personal expression and identity.
We intend equip children with the relevant skills and knowledge that is required to understand the three core areas of Computing (Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy) and to offer a broad and balanced approach to providing quality first teaching of this subject. Computing is an integral part to a child’s education and everyday life. Therefore, we intend to support our pupils to access and understand the core principles of this subject through engaging and cross-curricular opportunities.
At Leyland St James’ CE Primary School, we see it as our responsibility to share real world examples of digital skills, developing fundamental concepts of computing – providing an insight into future careers and possibilities.
Our Computing curriculum allows children to become both users of technology and digital creators. Throughout Key Stage 1 and 2, our children understand algorithms and programming and how this all fits into our digital world.
Children are given the opportunities to build their resilience to the ever–changing digital world we live in, whilst embedding the safe, respectful and responsible use of technology, recognising both acceptable and unacceptable online behaviour and identifying a range of ways to report concerns about content or contact.
Children are responsible, confident and creative users of information and technology.