Computing is an integral part of our daily lives. At Godstone Primary and Nursery School we use the Teach Computing curriculum and Project Evolve resources to equip children with the confidence and skills necessary to fully participate in the modern digital world safely, responsibility and respectfully.
- To give pupils a broad, balanced and ambitious curriculum with opportunities to gain knowledge and develop skills that will equip them for an ever changing digital world
- To focus on a progression of skills in digital literacy, computer science and information technology to ensure that children become competent within the subject
- To regularly revisit skills through a range of themes during children’s time in school, to ensure that learning is embedded and skills are successfully developed.
- To develop a rich, effective and developmental curriculum, which will support young people to be safe, healthy and thriving online
- To ensure that children develop as respectful, responsible and confident users of technology and that they have effective strategies to keep themselves and others safe online.
- To ensure that pupils are accurately assessed in computing
- Pupils in EYFS have access to a wide and varied selection of resources, in both continued provision and teacher-led activities, to incorporate computing in all areas
- Teach computing scheme to provide coherently planned and progressive lessons from years 1-6.
- Summative end of unit questions to assess children’s retention of key skills taught through the units
- Appropriate and timely CPD for staff, including computer subject lead
- Monthly online safety assemblies linked to key aspects of ‘Education for a Connected World’
- Project Evolve resources are used alongside key texts to deliver lessons after each assembly. Lessons are appropriate to the age and stage of the pupils.
- Evidence of Online Safety discussions recorded in Floorbooks. This allows pupils to recap previous learning and build on these with new knowledge.
- Regular correspondence sent home to parents on current online safety issues
- Stricture of spiral curriculum allows pupils to revisit each theme through a new unit that consolidates and builds on prior learning within that theme, therefore pupils remember more
- Clear and accurate assessment for Computing in KS1 and KS2 using summative assessments and Sonar tracker
- Improvement in children’s use and understanding of specific computing vocabulary
- Appropriate and timely CPD improves teachers’ subject knowledge
- Teachers more confident teaching the computing curriculum, including appropriate online safety objectives, therefore able to deliver high quality teaching.
- Children understand and know how to identify and handle risks online and what to do if they encounter anything that worries or upsets them.
- Online safety maintains a high profile within the school from Nursery to Year 6.
- Floorbooks allow pupils the chance to revisit and consolidate prior learning before building on new concepts
- Providing pupils with a set of skills to embed lifelong love of learning