Computing

'A technology confident child at Chaddlewood will be able to utilise technology to enhance their learning and have the skills to flourish in the ever changing world of computing and technology in a safe and responsible way.'

 

Intent: Computing at Chaddlewood aims to give pupils the life-skills that will enable them to embrace and utilise new technology in a socially responsible and safe way in order to flourish. We want our pupils to be able to operate in the 21st century workplace and we want them to know the career opportunities that will be open to them if they study computing.  We want children to become autonomous, independent users of computing technologies, gaining confidence and enjoyment from their activities.  

Not only do we want them to be digitally literate and competent end-users of technology but through our computer science lessons we want them to develop creativity, resilience, problem-solving and critical thinking skills.  

The NC content is progressively planned across all year groups and forms the basis for an ambitious curriculum. We deliver this by ensuring that knowledge is taught to be remembered, not merely encountered by providing the opportunity to ‘overlap’ previous learning. The success criteria is shared with children at the start of the moule and is used to assess their understanding. 

We plan computing in two halves. Firstly, discrete coding activities, so that children can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science. Secondly, activities that enable the use of technology to support learning across the entire curriculum. This is used as a mechanism to redefine topic lessons, so that children become competent, confident, collaborative and creative users of information and communication technology