Computing

Computing

Intent


At Amble First School the teaching of Computing:

  • Helps children develop the skills they need to confidently use ICT for different purposes.

  • Encourages children to apply computational thinking approaches and creativity to solve problems.

  • Allows children to make links with other subjects to deepen their learning and apply a broad range of skills.

  • Introduces children to Computer Science, how computers work and programming.

  • Ensures children understand how to use technology safely, including how to stay safe online.

 

Implementation


We follow the National Centre For Computing Education (NCCE) scheme of work across Key Stage One and Two, which covers the three key areas within the Computing National Curriculum: Digital literacy, Computer science and Information Technology.  

We use a variety of approaches to teaching such as 'unplugged' activities to help introduce children to new concepts or vocabulary.  From Reception onwards, children learn how to use a Chromebook and all children are given access to our School 360 online learning platform.  In Key Stage 2 children are introduced to Google's education tools, including Google classroom, where they can collaborate on projects in school or from home.

In the Early Years, we introduce computational thinking, problem solving and creativity through a variety of practical resources such as floor robots, iPads and Chromebooks.  Our Online Safety education is taught throughout the year and follows the ‘Education For A Connected World’ framework which can be accessed below.

Throughout the year, we take the opportunity to showcase our work in Computing through:

Our class assemblies
Themed weeks e.g. Safer Internet Day
Classroom displays
Topic drop-ins
The school website and/or Facebook page