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Intent

The subject of Computing at Codnor Primary School enables pupils to embrace and utilise new technology in a socially responsible, safe and creative way, in order to understand and change the world. With technology playing such a significant role in our modern-day society, we believe 'Computational thinking' is a vital skill children must be taught if they are to be able to participate effectively and safely in this digital world.


Computing lessons at Codnor ensure that technology is accessible to all children, regardless of circumstance, and supports our pupils on their journey to becoming creative, confident and autonomous users of technology. We strive to establish a sense of digital literacy, where pupils are able to express themselves and develop their ideas through a range of technology at a deep and meaningful level, not only for their everyday lives and education, but also for their future workplace, careers and as active participants in a digital world. It is important that children become both users and creators of technology, using it responsibly and safely to support their learning and research in other areas of the curriculum. It is with the breadth of experience provided within our Computing curriculum that enables pupils to develop their sense of responsibility as a member of our school community, our wider global community and as a digital citizen.


Computing at Codnor Primary School enables pupils to explore the natural links between Maths, Science and Design and Technology, whilst nurturing skills of resilience, problem-solving, creativity and critical thinking: learning behaviours which we, at Codnor, hold in high regard. We value the development of the whole child and Computing adds another significant piece to our jigsaw puzzle; the skills and knowledge developed, both academic and personal, enables pupils to excel in all aspects of life, both inside and outside of the classroom. Our children are not just learners - they are explorers, investigators, enthusiasts, performers, decision makers, contributors, creators, role models, members of society, and ultimately the future of our community and the world beyond it.  In Computing, we relish building the programmers and users of the future!


Aims:

  • Competence in coding for a variety of practical and inventive purposes, including the application of ideas within other subjects.
  • The ability to connect with others safely and respectfully, understanding the need to act within the law and with moral and ethical integrity.
  • An understanding of the connected nature of devices.
  • The ability to communicate ideas well by using applications and devices throughout the curriculum.
  • The ability to collect, organise and manipulate data effectively.


Through our in-depth and carefully sequenced lessons, both stand alone and through other areas of the curriculum, pupils’ Computing skills and concepts are clearly transferable and are structured to successfully equip pupils for both their future learning and future life. 


These key Computing skills and concepts are:

  • Code
  • Connect
  • Communicate
  • Collect

 

Our pupils leave Codnor Primary School with the knowledge to understand, stay safe and flourish in a technology-rich world and they value the transference of these skills into their every-day life, in education and beyond.  

 

 

Implementation - progression through year groups


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