COMPUTING SUBJECT MAP
LONG TERM OVERVIEW FOR COMPUTING
COMPUTING PROGRESSION LADDER
At Lake View Primary and Nursery School our principle aim is to ensure every child in school has access to a high quality computing education, which aspires them to achieve high standards.
We aim for our learners to use technology independently, safely, respectfully and know how to make sensible choices online. We strive to achieve this aim by:
- ICT to be presented as a creative and fascinating process in which children are encouraged to use their own initiative, imagination, reasoning and investigative skills;
- Children appreciate the relevance of IT and computing in our society and that they see it as an essential tool for learning, communication, finding information and for controlling and understanding their environment;
- Children receive equal opportunity to develop their computing capability, being planned for in line with its status as a core National Curriculum subject;
- Differentiation is planned for in each area of the computing curriculum so that children achieve to the best of their ability;
- Children learn to work individually and collaboratively;
- Promoting the health and safety of the pupils of this school with regards to using ICT and safe internet access.
- To respond effectively to new developments in technology
- To ensure pupils are equipped with the skills, confidence and capability to use computing throughout their life
- Providing opportunities to use technology in a variety of curricular areas.
The national curriculum for computing has four main aims to ensure that pupils:
- Can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.
- Can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.
- Can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.
- Are responsible, competent , confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
At Lake View we follow the Teach Computing Curriculum, which has been developed by the National Centre for Computing Education. We also enhance our experience using the resources; BareFoot, Espresso Coding and STEM resources.