Computing Intent: How we plan for this subject...Computing is taught in Cranham C of E Primary to enable pupils to thrive in a world that is becoming ever more reliant on the use of technology. We aim to ensure that pupils become digitally literate. They should be able to use, express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace. We want Cranham children to be safe and active participants in a digital world. Our computing curriculum uses the National Centre for Computing Education’s computing taxonomy to ensure comprehensive coverage of the subject. All learning outcomes can be described through a high-level taxonomy of ten strands, ordered alphabetically as follows: Algorithms, computer networks, computer systems, creating media, data and information, design and development, effective use of tools, impact of technology, programming and safety and security. The taxonomy provides categories and an organised view of content to encapsulate the discipline of computing. Whilst all strands are present at all phases, they are not always taught explicitly.
Computing in the Early Years Foundation Stage
Our computing teaching within Reception is approached through the Early Learning Goal 'Understanding the World'. Children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They select and use technology for particular purposes.
Through the 'Development Matters' statements, we lay the foundations for pupils’ further computing learning.
Computing Skills and Knowledge Progression