At Kilham Church of England Primary School, we recognise that computing and the use of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) are central to modern society. It is therefore essential that all pupils are provided with the opportunity to develop their skills, understanding and confidence across a wide range of technological tasks. Pupils are also encouraged to develop a confident, yet safe, approach to the use of ICT. This will provide them with transferable, life skills that they can apply to the ever-changing technological world around them. Computing skills and ICT will be used and applied across the curriculum in order to enhance and extend pupil’s learning in all subjects as well as developing motivation, social skills and independent learning.
We believe that our children are entitled to a broad and balanced curriculum that gives them opportunities to develop skills and knowledge to operate in the 21st century workplace. We aim for our children to be digitally literate and competent users of technology.
In line with the national curriculum 2014, the curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:
Computing lessons are taught as discreet computing sessions and as part of a themed approach giving children the opportunity to develop connections and improve their skills. The school follows the Teach Computing curriculum which is structured into units for each year group, and each unit is broken down into lessons. A progression of Computing skills has been mapped for each year group and is used to ensure that children have opportunities to improve their work. Where possible meaningful links will be made between the computing curriculum and the wider curriculum. The school has recently refreshed computing hardware to ensure that each child is able to access a range of software independently. Children are assessed at the end of each unit of work.
Through our computing curriculum our children will become digitally literate and competent users of technology with a genuine interest in the subject. Our computing curriculum will develop resilience, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Outcomes for each child are recorded at the end of a unit of work and regularly throughout the year and analysed for next steps.
Safer Internet Day 2024
Key Stage 2 (Classes 3 & 4) enjoyed a visit from 'Divergent Drama' as part of Safer Internet Day.
The children learnt about the SMART rules and engaged in drama activities throughout the day.
The Year 3/4 children have been using Audacity as part of the Teach Computing Curriculum.
The Year 1/2 children have been programming using Beebots.
The Year 6 children have been using Interland and other resources to learn about how to keep safe online.