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Computing

Greatfield Park Primary School Computing Intent Statement

 

Our intent at Greatfield Park School is to provide all pupils with access to the skills needed to operate in the 21st century.

 

By the time they leave Greatfield Park, pupils will have gained key knowledge and skills in the three main areas of the computing curriculum: computer science (programming and understanding how digital systems work), information technology (using computer systems to store, retrieve and send information) and digital literacy (evaluating digital content and using technology safely and respectfully).

 

The objectives within each strand support the development of learning across the key stages. These skills are taught both discreetly and indiscreetly using individual classes projects to help teach the skills where possible. By utilising both these teaching methods we aim for every pupil to be meeting expectations at the end of Key Stage 1 and 2. On occasions where this might not be the expectation for pupils, either for pupils working towards the expected standard or who are at greater depth, teachers will change how the lesson is delivered to provide everyone with support.

 

As pupils progress through the school there is also an increasing emphasis put on how to use technology safety and where appropriate these lessons are taught explicitly away from the classes project.