At St Stephen’s CE Primary School, we aim to provide a high quality Computing curriculum that will equip children with the skills and knowledge they need to use technology safely, responsibly and creatively, in the home and beyond and inspire a lifelong love of play, design, code and invention with technology.
We believe in a curriculum that meets the interests of all learners, with a range of exciting creative activities and open-ended challenges based on the essential requirements of the computing program of study, incorporating Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy. We believe that there are non- negotiable digital skills that children must possess:-
Our Computing Curriculum incorporates appropriate strands from Rising Stars, Espresso Coding and LGFL resources. These have been carefully planned to ensure progression and depth, as well as links with the wider class topics where appropriate.
We have in place:
We use technology across other areas of the curriculum, such as Virtual Reality, to inspire and engage children’s learning, ensuring they make the best progress possible.
COMPUTING IN EYFS
At St Stephen’s, children in the EYFS are given a broad, play-based experience of Computing in a range of contexts (including outdoor play) – this is embedded throughout our provisions and allows children to develop early skills in this area, which will be built upon in their future learning. The Nursery and Reception learning environments offer opportunities to explore technology based on real world experiences e.g. using a phone in role play. Children also develop their skills through a breadth of opportunities to explore a range of technological resources such as: torches, CD players, cameras, IPADs, Beebots, interactive whiteboards, microphones and wind-up toys. As well as developing early skills in Computing, we recognise that these opportunities enhance children’s skills in other areas of the EYFS curriculum too e.g. using microphones to sing and perform enhances children’s Communication and Language.
Our Computing Curriculum has been structured to demonstrate a progression of skills and ensures that children can build on their understanding, as each new concept and skill is taught with opportunities for children to revisit skills and knowledge as they progress through school.
The impact will be seen in the children’s excitement and enjoyment of their learning, through their attainment and knowledge and their ability to talk about and reflect on their learning.
We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods: