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Charford First School

Computing at CFS

Intent

The aim for our children is for them to become active citizens with a range of skills and knowledge to support them in future job opportunities. We aim to provide the children with an in depth Computing Curriculum, designed to enable the children to develop computational thinking skills, digital literacy skills and IT skills. The children will have opportunity to use a range of different technologies, developing skills to underpin their learning throughout their education. They will be able to confidently solve a range of problems. They will have confidence in themselves and their abilities, setting themselves aspirational goals and working hard to achieve them, showing determination and resilience when faced with challenge.

 

A Charford Technician will…

• become digitally literate and be prepared for the future workplace

• think creatively, evaluate and apply

• develop their ideas through, information and communication technology

• be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology

• analyse problems and write computer programs in order to solve them

 

Terminology:

Computational Thinking – about being logical thinkers, breaking down problems and solving them, both with or without a computer.

Computer Science – the understanding of how digital systems work and how to use this knowledge to write computer programs. Children will learn key concepts such as: decomposition, abstraction, debugging, algorithms, sequencing and variables. This will enable them to develop logical reasoning and problem solving skills, which can be used across a wide range of subjects. The children are also taught about computer networks, parts of a computer and how packets of data are sent via the internet.

Digital Literacy – The E-safety elements of the curriculum. The children are taught about how to stay safe online: cyber-bullying, social-media etiquette, safe passwords, privacy settings and issues related to copyright and plagiarism, to name a few.

Information Technology – the skills required to produce work using computers, such as creating presentations, publishing work, taking photos and videos, and creating digital artwork.

 

Programme of Study and Long Term Plan

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