Our Intent in Computing
At Kingsbury Episcopi Primary School, it is our intention to provide a Computing curriculum which enables all children to learn, apply, experience and enjoy Computing and technology. The overall purpose, throughout their primary school years using the National Curriculum, will be to support the children to use technology confidently and safely beyond school and in every aspect of their lives. At KEPS, we provide opportunities for children to explore a range of technology that will help to develop their awareness of the ever-changing technological world.
Computing within our school aims, therefore, to provide a wealth of learning opportunities and transferrable skills explicitly within the computing lesson and across other curriculum subjects. Computing skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners and it is our intention that children have every opportunity available to allow them to achieve this. Online Safety is a significant factor and is intertwined throughout our Computing curriculum.
We provide opportunities for a range of skills to be used effectively and to support pupils’ transition to secondary school. We equip children with ways to be aware of their own digital footprint in an evolving era of technology. Children build on their growing knowledge as they progress through the school, leaving KS2 digitally literate and future-proofed for their further education, new technologies and working life.
At KEPS, we are committed to our vision for every child in our school to receive an inspiring and thorough computing education. We firmly believe that setting young people up for success begins with laying the right foundations during primary education.
Our Implementation of Computing
In EYFS, KS1 and KS2, class teachers deliver units of lessons provided by Teach Computing to include Programming, Data Handling, Multi-media, Online Safety and Technology in our Lives. All children have access to the technology across the school as well as inspirational learning resources from outside sources to support their learning. Computing can be taught discretely or linked to a whole school topic and the themes are revisited and built upon throughout the children’s primary education.