Through the Computing curriculum at Beckstone Primary School, we aim to give our pupils the life-skills necessary to embrace and utilise technology in a safe and responsible manner. We believe that through our computing teaching, we are preparing children for workplaces of the future, jobs that may not have even been invented yet, and giving them the skills to truly thrive in the 21st century.
Children will become independent users of a range of technologies and devices to become digitally literate. Our programme provides opportunities to develop computational thinking and problem solving skills as well as creativity and resilience. We use a variety of hardware and software to support learning across the curriculum and in bespoke practices to ensure accessibility for every child.
We aim to instil a love of computing in our pupils to encourage further study of the subject and create digital citizens with an understanding of themselves within their local and global community.
Aims of the Computing Curriculum
As programmers, we aim for our children to leave Beckstone Primary school with:
- An understanding and ability to apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
- The ability to analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.
- A sound base of computing knowledge and vocabulary.
- The ability to evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies.
- A passion for and commitment to the subject and a real sense of curiosity to find out about how technology can enhance and improve the world and the life chances of the people who live there.
- The ability to express, in digital media, well-balanced opinions, rooted in very good knowledge and understanding about current and contemporary issues in society and the environment and being able to distinguish fact from opinion and ‘fake news’ from ‘real news’
- Excellent learning behaviours that ensure they are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
- An excellent knowledge and understanding of how to keep themselves safe online, how to deal with cyber bullying and to understand their actions ‘leave a trail’ and they need to operate online as they would in normal day to day activities.
Please click on any of the attached documents to view the Intent, Implementation and Impact of our Computing Curriculum.