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
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. A way in which me meet this is by allowing children to use new VR headsets to immerse themselves and learn about the world in a safe and controlled environment.
Teacher questioning after all explanations, using techniques to ensure that all pupils are included in the questioning, allows the teacher to assess the level of understanding of their teaching. This allows future explanations to be planned during lessons and keeps pupils at the point of learning. Teacher guiding of first practise supports pupils with new knowledge and skills when they first use it and ensures that misconceptions are immediately rectified. Pupils are targeted for guiding based on the assessment information gleaned from lesson questioning and distance feedback. Learning tasks are differentiated so that pupils focus on their precise next steps and practise what they most need to practise.
Computing Long Term Plan
Vocabulary Progression EYFS-Year 6
Computing skills progression
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)
Below are some links to help your child build their skills in computing:
Below are links to help/teach your child how to keep safe online: