William Levick Primary School

William Levick
Primary School

Computing

Intent: At William Levick, we aim to equip children with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in the digital age. Through the study of computer science, information technology, and digital literacy, children will develop their computational thinking, problem-solving abilities, and digital skills. The primary aim is to empower children to become competent users of technology, creative thinkers, and responsible digital citizens.

Impact: Our Computing curriculum aims to have a significant impact by providing children with a solid foundation in key computing concepts and skills for them excel in an increasingly digital world. The curriculum will foster creativity, collaboration, and digital literacy, enabling children to communicate, express themselves, and engage with digital content safely and ethically.

Implementation: We have designed an engaging and comprehensive computing curriculum that aligns with the National Curriculum and encourages active student participation by utilising the Teach Computing scheme of work and resources for KS1 and KS2, progressively teaching skills. It is implemented through the following strands:

Computer Science: Children will be introduced to the fundamental principles of computer science, including algorithms, programming concepts, and computational thinking. They will develop their coding skills using age-appropriate programming languages, such as Scratch, to create programs and solve problems. Children will explore concepts such as sequencing, selection, and repetition, which form the building blocks of programming logic. They will also learn about data representation and the basics of computer hardware and networks.

Information Technology: Children will gain a solid understanding of how digital systems work, including software, hardware, and networks. They will learn how to use a range of digital tools and software to create, edit, and present information effectively. Children will explore concepts related to data handling, databases, and data security. They will understand the importance of online safety, privacy, and responsible use of technology.

Digital Literacy: Children will develop their digital literacy skills to critically evaluate and navigate digital content, including websites, apps, and online media. They will learn how to research, locate, and evaluate information from various sources. Children will explore the ethical and legal aspects of digital technology, including copyright, online behaviour, and responsible use of social media. They will also develop their understanding of online communication, collaboration, and cyber bullying prevention.

Through a well-rounded implementation of these strands we will empower children to become confident, competent, and responsible users of technology in their academic, personal, and professional lives.

Our curriculum map for computing can be found here and further details about computing in our Foundation Stage can be found here.