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Leiston Primary School

Computing

Computing Intent: 

Though our computing curriculum it is our intention that children at Leiston Primary will be able to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information, whilst giving them the life skills needed to embrace and utilise both everyday and emerging technology. 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. At Leiston, not only do we want them to be digitally literate and competent end-users of technology but through our computer lessons we want them to develop creativity, resilience, problem-solving and critical thinking skills

 

Computing Implementation: 

We teach discreet lessons which means that the children are able to develop depth in their knowledge and skills over the duration of each of their computing topics. We implement the curriculum by using the ‘Switched on Computing’ produced by Rising Stars as a programme of study alongside the national curriculum to support progression in each of the computing curriculum areas. Where appropriate, we intend to promote meaningful links between the computing curriculum and the wider curriculum. We also intend to offer pupils opportunities to broaden their horizons and expand their experience of high end technology, some of the ways that we meet this is through every KS2 child having the opportunity to attend a computational thinking experience at BT as well as immersing children in our new VR class headsets. Our past accomplishments include being crowned National Co-Space Champions at the annual BT finals in 2018. 

 

 

Impact: 

Below are some images of our Reception/ Year 1's using technology within the continuous provision and adult led explorations:

What do pupils think of Computing at Leiston Primary? 

 

During the academic year we meet with representatives from each class to share their views on our Computing curriculum here at Leiston Primary. This is what they said ... 

 

"I like Computing because we have been learning about morse code. We get to crack secret codes and have to work together to problem solve" (Year 5 pupil). 

 

"Computing is fun because we get to search on google for pictures of funny animals. We have learnt how to copy and paste them" (Year 1 pupil) 

 

"We liked our trip to BT because we got to control robots! It was really cool and fun - we learnt how to code and debug them". (Year 4 pupil) 

 

"We use the VR headsets in our lesson to help us. We got to swim with a shark and it was really scary. It made me jump!" (Year 1 pupil)

 

Parent point:

 

Below are some links to help your child build their skills in computing: 

https://www.codecademy.com/learn/learn-how-to-code

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zyhbwmn

https://scratch.mit.edu/

 

Below are links to help/teach your child how to keep safe online: 

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

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