Our subject lead for computing is Year 1/2 Teacher Mr Bell
At Beeford CE (VC) Primary School, we recognise that computing and the use of ICT (Information and Communication
Technologies) are central to modern society therefore it is essential that all pupils are provided with the opportunity to develop
their skills, understanding and confidence across a wide range of technological tasks. Pupils are also encouraged to develop a
confident, yet safe, approach to the use of ICT. This will provide them with transferable, life skills that they can apply to the
ever-changing technological world around them. Computing skills and ICT will be used and applied across the curriculum in
order to enhance and extend pupil’s learning in all subjects as well as developing motivation, social skills and independent
We believe that our children are entitled to a broad and balanced curriculum that gives them opportunities to develop skills and knowledge to operate in the 21st century workplace. We aim for our children to be digitally literate and competent users of technology.
In line with the national curriculum 2014, the curriculum aims to ensure that all 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.
Computing lessons are taught as discreet computing sessions and as part of a themed approach giving children the opportunity to develop connections and improve their skills. The school subscribes to ‘Purple Mash’ and follows the scheme of work for mixed age classes. A progression of Computing skills has been mapped for each year group and is used to ensure that children have opportunities to improve their work. Where possible meaningful links will be made between the computing curriculum and the wider curriculum. The school has recently refreshed computing hardware to ensure that each child is able to access a range of software independently. Children are assessed at the end of each unit of work.
Through our computing curriculum our children will become digitally literate and competent users of technology with a genuine interest in the subject. Our computing curriculum will develop resilience, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Outcomes for each child are recorded at the end of a unit of work and regularly throughout the year and analysed for next steps.