At Eye Primary C of E Primary School, we are very fortunate to have a vast amount of technology. This allows all children to take part in weekly Computing lessons as well as enabling us to use Computing in a variety of lessons. We ensure that e-safety is part of every Computing session we teach so this information sticks.
Our Progression in Computing document ensures all three areas of Computing are covered in every year group.
These areas are Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy.
The core of Computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate- able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology- at level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
The National Curriculum 2013
Computer Science is taught through unplugged, concrete and abstract lessons.
Children are taught the concepts of programming in a way in which they can relate to. These activities do not include any technology and should be practical. It is important to emphasise the key vocabulary at this point.
Reinforce the same concepts as previously taught using the vocabulary and visuals of digital coding.
Introduce plugged activities using apps and websites to use the knowledge gained from the previous lessons.