Computing at Latchingdon C of E Primary School

Computing topics are planned for each term using the Teach computing scheme of work.

We aim to:

  • Build a computing curriculum that develops pupils’ learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge of the world around them.
  • Provide a curriculum with appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding so that children can reach and exceed their potential.
  • Encourage pupils to make use of digital resources to express themselves, as tools for learning and become digitally literate.
  • Build pupils understanding of computing to develop respectful, responsible and confident users of technology.

How we will achieve our aims:

  • High quality teaching.
  • Weekly computing lessons following the Teach computing scheme of work which covers all aspects of the national curriculum.
  • Encourage pupils to make use of digital systems to aid wider learning.
  • Strive to ensure the understanding and importance of E-safety through assemblies and class lessons.
  • Provide continuous E-safety guidance to our parents on our website and in our newsletters, including specific information relating to smartphones and online gaming platforms.
  • Use of practical and engaging resources and activities.

We will know we’ve achieved our aims if:

  • Children recognise the importance of technology in their everyday lives.
  • Children will have gained an understanding of the importance of E-safety.
  • Children will apply their computing knowledge and skills to different contexts. This could be a word processed piece of writing in literacy.
  • Children are prepared to build on their healthy relationship with technology for their next step in education.