The curriculum for Computing at Hapton CE/ Methodist Primary school aims to ensure that all of our 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.
At Hapton CE/Methodist Primary School, we are working on developing our children’s key computer skills from early years right through to year 6, ready for their move to secondary school. We aim to prepare children for life in an advancing technological world. We understand that the children we teach will need to use computers in some form to find a career in later life and we endeavour to ensure they are ready for their future. We develop the children’s key skills throughout the school to include coding skills in KS2. We use Purple Mash resources in order to teach the progression of skills.
We understand the importance of keeping our children safe whilst working online so we teach discrete Online Safety lessons to educate our children as well as running Online Safety sessions for parents too.
Teachers have access to tablets and laptops to teach computing skills. Our school also has a green screen and radio station for classes to use.
An enthusiasm for computing will be seen across the key stages and children look forward to their lessons. Small group lessons will be able to monitor key skills closely and provide support where necessary. Children will have the skills they need to help support them in the wider world.