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Computing Intent:

In this ever changing world it is important to keep children up to date with the latest in Information Technology.  A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology. Computing builds on the Technology aspect of the Early Learning Goals within the EYFS. 

Implementation: As Computing is a statutory subject, all classes teach and learn Computing at least once a week as well as discreetly with other subjects. We use the Purple Mash educational software from EYFs to year 6. We are developing whole school Computing based on the use of Google Suite and Chrome Books.

Impact: Evidence of progression in computing is collected in named school files on the server where pupils pick and save work to include and it is shared with their peers to assess and discuss. We believe that when assessing computing it is important to look for evidence of knowledge of understanding as well as technical skills. Asking pupils to talk about what they have learned as well as showing the work they have completed, will provide important evidence of learning. We assess through observation of work on tasks, contribution to class discussion and peer discussions. Work is also evidence in the class ‘Computing Learning Journal.’

 

At Haslemere Primary School we believe that computational thinking is vital in helping children to solve problems, design systems, and understand the power and limits of human and machine intelligence. We believe it is a skill that empowers, and one that all pupils should be aware of and develop competence in.  Pupils who can think computationally are better able to create, understand and use computer-based technology, and so are better prepared for today’s world and future.

Our Aims

  • Children will understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.
  • Children will be able to evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.
  • Pupils will be equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content.
  • We aim to ensure that children are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
  • Children will become independent and skilful users of digital technology and will be outward looking and forward thinking in this technological age.
  • To equip all learners with the experiences and skills of computing that they will use in a rapidly changing technological world and to engage children through enriched multi-media learning experiences.
  • We aim to ensure that teachers develop confidence and competence to use digital technology in the effective teaching of their subject.
  • Children will become digitally literate. They will be able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology, at a level suitable for future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

Children at Haslemere are encouraged to foster a positive ‘can-do’ attitude when tackling new challenges and so they aspire for success and aim for excellence.

At Haslemere, over 2019-20 we are moving towards using Google Classroom, so digital content is more accessible across the curriculum.

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