At Orchard Community Primary School, we aim to make Information Technology an integral part of the curriculum so that our pupils obtain a set of skills that can be built on in other subjects, at secondary school and in later life.
This is achieved by presenting children with the opportunity to:
- meet the requirements of the National Curriculum to enable all children to reach the highest possible standards of achievement.
- enable all children to use IT with purpose and enjoyment to become confident, independent users through individual and team learning.
- further extend their experience of using IT by delivery across the curriculum.
- respond to new developments in IT, facilitating effective use.
- understand the capabilities, limitations, implications and consequences of the use of IT.
- provide tasks which are interesting and give scope for further development in IT capability.
- understand how to be safe using e-technologies.
Computing is taught through the following strands:
- Communicating – through the use of: various word processing/multimedia programmes, e-mail, the internet and creative software that covers all areas of the curriculum.
- Handling Information- using IT to sort and classify, extract and interpret information
- Modelling - using IT to work collaboratively in “real and imaginary” situations using interactive learning games and content based simulations related to topics.
- Controlling - using IT skills to control on-screen and external objects.
- Computer Programming – create/design/write and debug simple programs.
The Computing Policy and Plans can be found in the links below:
Computing Statement of Intent, Implementation & Impact.pdf
Computing Long Term Plan (LTP).pdf
Computing Action Plan 2021-22.pdf
Computing Progression Map.pdf
Computing Characteristics Grid.pdf
Computing Key Concept.pdf