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Bovey Tracey Primary School

Computing

Intent

We aim to give our pupils the life-skills that will enable them to embrace and utilise existing and new technology in a socially responsible and safe way in order to flourish.

 

With technology playing such a significant role in society today, we believe ‘computational thinking’ is a skill that children must be taught if they are to be able to participate effectively and safely in this digital world. A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems.

 

At Bovey Tracey Primary School, the core of computing is computer science in which pupils are introduced to a wide variety of technology including BeeBots, laptops, iPads and interactive whiteboards, allowing them to continually practice and improve the skills they learn. This ensures they become digitally literate so that they are able to express themselves and develop their ideas through information and computer technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

Implementation

Pupils will explore the three areas of the computing curriculum:

DIGITAL LITERACY (including online safety) - evaluating digital content, using technology safely, respectfully and responsibly and identifying a range of ways to report concerns.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - using technology to create, manipulate and retrieve digital content and present data and information.

COMPUTER SCIENCE - design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals

Links to British Values

Computing allows children to develop respect and tolerance in exploring and appreciating other opinions and cultures via the internet. Collaborative learning provides opportunities to express democratic principles, innovative thinking and problem-solving.

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