At Colnbrook C of E Primary School, the intent for the Computing curriculum is for our children:
- To become strong, confident users of evolving technology;
- To instil a sense of enjoyment around using technology and develop an appreciation of its capabilities;
- To be courageous and tinker with software;
- To ensure that our pupils are digitally competent and have a range of transferable skills for the future workplace;
- To be responsible online citizens.
Computing is taught on a weekly basis using the ‘Kapow Primary’ scheme of work. Our scheme of work allows us to follow the National Curriculum aims for Computing. For each key stage, the units of study are split into three strands of learning:
1. Computer Science - in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming.
2. Information Technology - where we equip pupils to evaluate, explore and use the internet and existing technology/programs to create and present their work using a range of digital content for different purposes.
3. Digital Literacy – in which children are taught to be positive and responsible users of technology who understand e-safety.
Each of the units show progression in the computing knowledge and concepts required from Year 1 to Year 6.
Lessons are taught using a range of strategies including independent tasks, paired and group work as well as digital activities. Children have access to the hardware (including computers, iPads, learn pads) and the software that is needed for their learning. Furthermore, children use knowledge organisers in their Computing books to build on their factual knowledge. We recognise that Computing has deep links with Mathematics, Science and Design & Technology, therefore opportunities are provided to make cross curricular links with writing and subject content.
Our Computing curriculum maps can be viewed alongside other subjects on the curriculum overview page.