Hunningley Primary takes internet safety extremely seriously. We have an E- Safety Policy that provides guidance for teachers and children about how to use the internet safely. Our Computing and PSHE lessons in school enable children to learn the safe use of technology and the internet, allowing them to think about how they can keep themselves and others safe, being mindful of how their behaviour, words and actions can affect others.
We follow a broad and balanced Computing curriculum that builds on previous learning and provides both support and challenge for learners. We follow a Computing scheme from the National Centre for Computing Education (NCEE) that ensures and progression of skills and covers all aspects of the Computing curriculum.
Teachers will plan a knowledge organiser which outline key knowledge and vocabulary which all children must master. Low stakes quizzes will be used regular to support learners’ ability to block learning and increase space in the working memory. Challenge questions will be planned by teachers to allow for pupils to apply their learning in a philosophical/open manner.
All classes will have a scheduled Computing lesson each week and there will be an expectation that technology will be utilised throughout other lessons in the curriculum.
Children’s work will be stored on Seesaw for reference and assessment. Children will also be able to add their own activities to this platform.
We want to ensure that Computing is embedded in our whole school curriculum and that opportunities for enhancing learning by using technology are always taken.
Our Computing curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress. In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:
Children can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.
Children can analyse problems in computational terms and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.
Children can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.
Children are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
Tracking of gains in each quiz.
Our Computing curriculum is planned in a way which promotes the cultural capital of all our children. We enhance our curriculum especially for the most disadvantaged by organising guest speakers (gaming developers, music producers/ICT experts), organising Computing events which focus on the wider world and promote skills needed by children in their future careers. We develop these skills to enable children to choose from a wide range of vocations when they leave education. We also provide additional opportunities for children to apply these skills in their local environments, including digital photography and art.