Computing Curriculum Map
Curriculum Statement - Computing - Chatsworth Primary School
Technology has become a vital part of everyday life, from communication and connecting with others, to how we collaborate and work together. At Chatsworth Primary School, we aim to prepare our learners for their future in this ever-changing digital world. Our computing curriculum focuses on developing skills that will enable our pupils to become confident, independent and creative users of technology.
At Chatsworth, we are lucky to have our own ICT suite which helps us deliver excellent computing lessons. Our Computing curriculum has been closely referenced against the National Curriculum attainment targets and focuses on a progression of skills in digital literacy, computer science, information technology and online safety to ensure that children can safely use, as well as understand, technology. These strands are revisited throughout each academic year to ensure the learning is embedded and skills are successfully developed. E safety lessons are delivered throughout our Computing curriculum to help our students stay safe online and develop an understanding of themselves as responsible digital citizens.
At Chatsworth, we give children access to a wide range of good quality resources and provide cross curricular opportunities for children to apply their Computing knowledge and skills.
The implementation of this curriculum ensures that all pupils are able to receive a Computing education which is progressive, challenging and fun. At Chatsworth, we want our pupils to take with them a love of Computing and a passion for technology. The skills they develop with us will benefit them in their future; in secondary school, in future education and in their adult working lives.
We have designed our curriculum to meet and exceed the needs of the 'New Primary Curriculum'. We have drawn upon resources and planning created by 'SwitchedOn Computing' from Rising Stars. We also make regular use of the online resources of Scratch, and our own LGFL resources.
We rely upon the specialism and experience of our own staff who aim to provide inspiring and exciting learning opportunities to our children, linked to their other studies through cross curricular projects.
Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Chatsworth Primary School. We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. E-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online, through our Switched On Computing curriculum and with a special E-safety lesson taught every half term.
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