Welcome to our Computing Curriculum
At Cuddington, our aim is to inspire our children to have the knowledge and skills to be analytical creators who can make informed choices and accomplish specific goals using our rich computing curriculum.
Our Computing Intent
At Cuddington Croft, we aim for children to have the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate a range of technologies productively, responsibly and safely. Rather than being passive consumers of the technology around them, we want them to be analytical creators who can make informed choices and accomplish specific goals. Children will be aware of the potential dangers of online interaction and will understand how it can be used for good. Children of all abilities will use technology as a means of accessing, enhancing and evidencing learning across the curriculum. In the lower school, children are equipped with the basic knowledge and skills to be built upon as they progress through the school with the aim that they will be confident using a range of tools and devices by the time they finish Year 6, in preparation for secondary and higher education.
Implementation - how is Computing planned for and taught?
A one hour Computing lesson is delivered every other week. In order to ensure progression of skills, one unit per term is delivered through an off-timetable Computing day. Children across the school regularly use iPads and Chromebooks for a range of purposes, in discrete Computing lessons as well as across the curriculum. Safer Internet Day is planned for and delivered in line with national expectations and regularly reinforced through PSHE lessons and assemblies. A range of extra-curricular opportunities are available to spark interest and foster curiosity.
Impact - how is progress shown?
Computer Science: Children are able to understand the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through coding, programming and problem solving.
Digital Literacy: Children are able to express themselves and develop ideas through evaluating, investigating and predicting. Children are confident in understanding how to use a variety of technology safely, including online.
Information Communication Technology: Children are able to use technologies effectively, select, use and combine a variety of software on a range of devices and present, evaluate and analyse their results and findings.
When our children leave Cuddington Croft, a good learner in Computing will mean..
Children will show a true understanding of the three different strands within the computing curriculum and show resilience when solving problems. They are respectful towards others and show they can use a variety of software and hardware appropriately. They are able to apply their creative skills in computing and can choose and evaluate the best devices to use. They show a positive attitude towards others, working well in both pairs, teams and independently.
The children have a developed understanding of how to utilise the internet to good effect and can also take practical measures to ensure that they keep themselves safe when using the internet.
When children at Cuddington arrive at their next destinations and on into the workplace the computing skills that they have been taught stand them in good stead.