We aim to prepare our learners for their future by giving them the opportunities to gain knowledge and develop skills that will equip them for an ever changing digital world. Knowledge and understanding of ICT is of increasing importance for children’s future both at home and for employment.
Our Computing curriculum focuses on a progression of skills in digital literacy, computer science, information technology and online safety to ensure that children become competent in safely using, as well as understanding, technology. These strands are revisited repeatedly through a range of themes during children’s time in school to ensure the learning is embedded and skills are successfully developed.
At Hovingham Primary our computing curriculum enables pupils to:
- Be thinkers for the future’ through a modern, ambitious and relevant education in computing;
- Use computational thinking and creativity that will enable them to become active participants in a digital world;
- Use computing as tools for learning;
- Understand the advantages and disadvantages associated with online experiences;
- Be respectful, responsible and confident users of technology;
- Aware of the measures that can be taken to keep themselves and others safe online.
- Raise the aspiration of not only embracing technology for learning and advancement but also, to be part of the STEM community; innovating and applying technologies for the future.
The National Curriculum provides the knowledge and skill development for the computing curriculum being taught throughout the school. It is designed to balance acquiring a broad and deep knowledge alongside opportunities to apply skills in various digital contexts. Beyond teaching computing discreetly, we will give pupils the opportunity to apply and develop what they have learnt across wider learning in the curriculum.
The computing content, for every year group, from Nursery to Year 6, is carefully mapped out so that teachers know and understand what to teach and when to teach it. All sequences of learning are planned so that there is cohesion and key knowledge and skills are protected.