Purpose of Study/Rationale
Computing is an integral part of everyday life and will play an immeasurable part in our children’s futures. It is our intention at Crossacres Primary Academy to provide pupils with the ability to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. They will become digitally literate to ensure they will become active participants in a digital world.
Each child will become a responsible, competent, confident and creative user of information and communication technology. They will be able to use the Internet in a safe and respectful way. They will understand the necessary precautions to take, to stay safe and know where to seek help. No child will feel threatened or unsafe whilst using the Internet at school or at home. Children will also utilise the Internet efficiently to enhance their learning of all subjects. The school will provide a rich bank of curriculum-based resources for children and parents to access at home.
Every child will understand how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. They will build on this knowledge and understanding so that they are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content.
Standards of attainment across the school will exceed that which is expected of our children nationally. The school will utilise up-to-date technology to achieve these outstanding results across all year groups. Children will be able to write and debug code successfully and with confidence, using a variety of languages. Extra-curricular groups will foster passion and creativity for computing. All staff will be confident users and teachers of all relevant software and hardware available.
All members of the school community will contribute to the school’s online presence. Our school website and social media pages will showcase the excellent work being carried out by our children.
Whole School Overview
Our school curriculum is split into three strands: Information Technology, Computer Science and Digital Literacy. Each class will complete six topics which were specifically designed to improve the pupil’s knowledge of the above strands. All year groups will study e-safety, coding, robotics and digital media, however; there are some topics that are year and key stage specific.