Statement of Intent
At Parkgate Primary School our computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Our computing curriculum is taught using challenges that cover all attainment targets for both Key Stage 1 and 2.
Computing ensures that pupils become digitally literate. We want children to be able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology. As computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology, children are regularly encouraged and supported in using computing skills in other areas across the curriculum, to enable them to be active participants in a digital world.
Children are taught about three main areas in computing:
Information Technology - the use of computers for functional purposes, such as collecting and presenting information or using search technology.
Digital Literacy - the safe and responsible use of technology, including recognising its advantages for collaboration and communication.
Computer Science - an understanding of how computer networks work as well as the opportunity to learn basic computer programming.
By the end of EYFS, pupils will be taught to:
Show resilience and perseverance in the face of a challenge.
Know and talk about the different factors that support my overall health and wellbeing: -sensible
amounts of ‘screen time’.
Can develop their small motor skills so that I can use a range of tools competently, safely and
Can explore, use and refine a variety of artistic effects to express my ideas and feelings.
By the end of KS1 pupils will be taught to:
By the end of KS2 pupils will be taught to: