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Computing

The Subject Leader for Computing is Mr. Adcock

 

At Underwood C of E Primary School, we aim to provide high-quality computing education that equips children with the skills required to flourish in an ever-changing digital world. Technology will play a key role in childrens’ lives and therefore the knowledge and understanding of ICT is of increasing importance. Our Computing curriculum focuses on a progression of skills in digital literacy (evaluating digital content and using technology safely and respectfully), computer science (programing and understanding how digital systems work), information technology (using computing systems to store, retrieve and send information) and online safety to ensure that children become competent in safely using, as well as understanding, technology. Furthermore, we aim for Computing to play a key role in cross-curricular learning to support children’s creativity and accessibility.

 

Teaching for every child
Key Stage 1

 

Children learn how to use ICT to find out information, and then to share and exchange it. They become familiar with some hardware and software - for example, learning how to use a word processor and 'paint' software. They store information on computers, present it in different ways, and talk about how ICT can be used both in and out of school.

 

 

Teaching for every child

Key Stage 2

 

Children use a range of ICT tools and information sources, such as computer software and the Internet, to support their work in other subjects. They develop their research and communication skills. They learn that information needs to be accurate and relevant - and that information on the Internet may sometimes be neither. Because of this, they are taught how to check the quality of information, learning how to filter good information from bad, and how to present information in a way that suits the needs of their audience. Children also explore and compare the different ways ICT is used in and out of school.

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