Computing at Selwyn
At Selwyn our intent is to develop a Computing curriculum that is stimulating and rigorous; enabling children to think logically, flexibly and creatively to solve problems, work collaboratively and become confident, active participants in a digital world.
We aim to:
- teach the principles of information technology and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming.
- Develop children’s digital literacy – so that they are able to express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology.
- Enable children to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; to recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour and identify a range of ways to report concerns about online content and contact.
- Work on improving computing links within all areas of the National Curriculum throughout Selwyn Primary School. Thus enabling children to confidently apply their knowledge and skills across the wider curriculum.
EYFS computing is incorporated into daily planning and is imaginative, requires collaboration and sharing, involves listening, understanding, following and giving instructions, involves problem solving and includes lots of ‘unplugged’ activities: computing without computers.
- Computing lessons are taught once a week in years 1-6.
- Online Safety lessons to be taught at the beginning of each half term.
- Safer Internet Day to be celebrated each year.
- Unplugged computing activities are incorporated into KS1 and KS2 planning to gain better understanding of skills and concepts to be later used in programming.