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Wickersley Northfield Primary School

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Computing at Wickersley Northfield

Computing Statement of Intent

Technology plays an increasingly important role in today’s society. As new technologies are rapidly emerging, it is our intention that all pupils at Wickersley Northfield Primary School have the confidence, understanding and skills necessary in this subject to allow them to thrive within an ever-evolving world of technological advances.

It is our intention that computing lessons will be delivered in all year groups to enhance the children’s learning opportunities across the whole curriculum whilst also developing and ensuring the progression of specific computing skills.

Essential Characteristics of Computing

At Wickersley Northfield, we intend to develop the following essential characteristics of computing in all pupils:

  • Pupils have competence in coding for a variety of practical and inventive purposes including application of ideas within other subjects.
  • Pupils have the ability to connect with others safely and respectfully, understanding the need to act within the law and with moral and ethical integrity.
  • Pupils have an understanding of the connected nature of devices.
  • Pupils have the ability to communicate ideas well by using applications and devices throughout the curriculum.
  • Pupils have the ability to collect, organise and manipulate data effectively.

Breadth of Study: Computing in the National Curriculum

Key Stage One

  • Understand what algorithms are, how they are implemented as programs on digital devices, and that programs execute by following a sequence of instructions.
  • Write and test simple programs.
  • Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs.
  • Organise, store, manipulate and retrieve data in a range of digital formats.
  • Communicate safely and respectfully online, keeping personal information private and recognise common uses of information technology beyond school.

Key Stage Two

  • Design and write programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts.
  • Use sequence, selections and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output; generate appropriate inputs and predicted outputs to test programs.
  • Use logical reasoning to explain how a simple algorithm works, detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs.
  • Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration.
  • Describe how internet search engines find and store data; use search engines effectively; be discerning in evaluating digital content; respect individuals and intellectual property; use technology responsibly, securely and safely.
  • Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information. 

Threshold Concepts and Milestones

Key learning milestones at Wickersley Northfield will be taught under the threshold of four different computing concepts:

Code – This concept involves developing an understanding of instructions, logic and sequences.

Connect – This concept involves developing an understanding of how to safely connect with others.

Communicate – This concept involves using apps to communicate one’s ideas.

Collect – This concept involves developing an understanding of databases and their uses.

 

Long Term Planning

Click here to see an overview of the progression of computing milestones are taught from EYFS to Year 6 at Wickersley Northfield.

 

Click here to see the Computing Long Term Planning for each year group:

F1

F2

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6