Computing

Independence

Resilience

Community

Respect

Computing at Holystone

 

 

Computer Science

Online Safety

Information Technology and Digital Literacy

 

Computing Intent

Our world is rapidly changing and we hope to prepare children for a future in an environment that is shaped by technology. Through our high-quality and creative computing curriculum, we aim to develop confident, resilient and independent learners who are able to plan, design, create, program and evaluate information through the use of technology. Whilst developing fundamental computational thinking skills, children will acquire the essential knowledge and that will enable them to participate safely and respectfully in the wider digital community.

 

Computing Implementation

By the end of EYFS-

Despite computing not being explicitly mentioned within the Early Years Foundation Stage, we provide a strong foundation to prepare children for the computing curriculum in Key Stage 1. Children will have had ongoing opportunities use technology to solve problems, produce creative outcomes and become confident, computational thinkers.

 

By the end of Key Stage 1

Children will know what algorithms are and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions. They will be able to create and debug simple programs and use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of those programs. Using a variety of software, children will be able to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content and recognise common uses of information technology beyond school.

Throughout Key Stage 1, children will become aware of their digital footprint whilst learning to use technology safely, responsibly and respectively.

 

By the end of Key Stage 2

Children will know how to design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals. They will develop skills to evaluate those programs and begin using their analysis to edit and improve. Children will further their logical reasoning skills and be able to predict the behaviour of programs and solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts. They will understand computer networks and understand the opportunities that the internet provides. They will be able to use search engines safely and appreciate how results are ranked and selected.

Throughout Key Stage 2, children will become more aware of the dangers that the internet, social media online gaming may pose and know how to identify and report their concerns.