Computing at Chigwell Row Infant School  

 

Intent 

It is our intention to enable children to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary to use information in an effective way. We want children to know more, remember more and understand more in computing so that they leave primary school computer literate. Computing skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners and it is our intention that children have every opportunity available to allow them to achieve this. We intend to deliver a computing curriculum that prepares pupils to live safely in an increasingly digital British society. 

 

Implementation  

Computing lessons are taught through a sequence of lessons woven into our creative, topic-based curriculum. Children will have access to the hardware (laptops, iPads, programmable equipment) and software that they need to develop knowledge and skills of digital systems and their applications.  Children will have the opportunity to explore and respond to key issues such as digital communication, cyberbullying, online safety and social media. The importance of online safety is shown through displays within the learning environment. Parents are informed when issues relating to online safety arise and further information/support is provided if required. As well as opportunities underpinned within the scheme of work, children will also spend time further exploring the key issues associated with online safety  

 

Impact  

Children will be confident users of technology, able to use it to accomplish a wide variety of goals, both at home and in school. - Children will have a secure and comprehensive knowledge of the implications of technology and digital systems. This is important in a society where technologies and trends are rapidly evolving. - Children will be able to apply the British values of democracy, tolerance, mutual respect, rule of law and liberty when using digital systems