At Farcet C of E Primary School, we believe that all pupils have the right to have rich, deep learning experiences that balance all the aspects of computing. With technology playing such a significant role in society today, we believe children to should have the skills taught to them which will enable them participate effectively and safely in a digital world. We believe that computing has deep links with maths, science as well as design and technology. It also allows our pupils to think creatively and to experience the world through different windows.
All staff at Farcet C of E Primary School believe in ensuring children experience different technology, such as iPads, Windows laptops and PCs as well as Google Chromebooks and Google Education. This will allow children to become digitally literate and allow expressing themselves and developing their ideas.
Our curriculum is designed to ensure that all pupils:
- Understand and apply the essential principles and concepts of Computer Science, including logic, algorithms and data representation;
- Analyse problems in computational term, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems;
- Evaluate and apply information technology analytically to solve problems;
- Communicate ideas well by utilising appliances and devices throughout all areas of the curriculum.
As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of computing.
We take seriously children’s internet safety. We have an e-safety policy, which provides guidance for teachers and children about how to use the internet safely. Every year group participates in lessons on e-safety and children understand how to stay safe when using technology. We aim to share with parents updates on how to support their children through a rapidly changing digital world.
We value reading as a fundamental life skill, and are dedicated to enabling our pupils to become lifelong readers. We recognise that reading is essential for academic success and the key to accessing knowledge across the curriculum. Therefore, reading is given high priority within Computing.
Our Computing curriculum is high quality, knowledge-based, well-sequenced and is planned to demonstrate progression. If our pupils have understood and retained knowledge from the carefully sequenced curriculum we have taught, we know that they are where they should be.
At Farcet C of E Primary School, we ensure that children are equipped with computing skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and for life as an adult in the wider world.
We want the children to have thoroughly enjoyed learning about Computing, therefore encouraging them to undertake new life experiences now and in the future.