Computing

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Intent

At Millfields Primary School, the intent of our computing curriculum is to prepare and inspire our children for the future, ensuring they are equipped to use a broad range of technology. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology. By the end of each key stage, our pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in computing.


Implementation

At Millfields Primary School we want to create a commuting programme which offers the children opportunities to develop a range of skills from logging in and accessing previous work, to coding their own game. We follow the iCompute computing scheme, which supports the development of a range of skills including programming, designing and graphical modelling. We have laptops, iPads and interactive whiteboards to ensure all classes can have access to technology for a range of purposes stretching across the wider curriculum. Each year group is exposed to a balanced curriculum of computer science, information technology and digital literacy. The complex skills are modelled and explained with high-quality teaching.


Online safety is embedded throughout our entire curriculum. Our E-safety policy provides guidance and support for teachers and students, ensuring everyone has an in-depth understanding. Teachers cover one full topic of e-safety within computing and PSHE each year, as well as recapping the relevant information for any lesson which involves a device.


Impact

At Millfields Primary School we strive to have all of our children as confident technology users, with an understanding of how to use various software effectively, purposefully and safely. We believe they need these computing skills to progress through their education and into their future work-place. Technology is the future and as it adapts we want our children to be prepared to adapt with it. We hope by showing good practice, creating opportunities for children to learn first hand and scaffolding the individual lessons for the children, they will all achieve outstanding things.

Computing Leader - Mrs Georgia Green

Deputy Computing Leader - Mrs Rhiannon Macdonald

Computing Link Governor - Mr Darrin Keeble