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Our shared vision for Computing….

Computing is good in our school when…

Technology:Creativity and Expression:Language and Problem Solving:E-Safety:
– There is an adequate supply of up to date hardware and software to allow the children to learn effectively. 
– Children understand computer networks, including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web, and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration. (taken from the National Curriculum).
– Children can express themselves through digital technology in a cross-curricular way.
– Children use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.
– Children can express information in tables and learn to choose the correct method to display it.
– Children develop their understanding of programming languages by designing, writing and debugging programmes to achieve a specific outcome.
– Children can decompose problems into smaller more manageable parts.
– Children can use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly, keeping personal information private.
– Children can identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.
– They use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and are discerning in evaluating digital content.
– Children can explain how to communicate with others online and understand how this affects someone’s digital footprint.
So that…
– They learn to select, use and combine technological tools for different purposes and to accomplish given goals.
– They understand the benefits and uses of technology at home and in the community.
– They can apply their knowledge not only across the curriculum, but also in their everyday lives.
– They can record, create and edit sounds/images/video.
– They can create animations which they can edit and publish.
– They can communicate data for others to understand.
– They are inspired to learn and achieve highly.
– They can use key vocabulary to demonstrate knowledge and understanding.
– They can use logical reasoning to make predictions and to solve problems.
– They develop their independence, determination, perseverance and resilience.
– They understand the importance of keeping themselves safe when using technology.-
They recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour online.
– They know how to keep themselves safe online.
– They know what to do if they feel unsafe online. 
– They think critically about what they come across online

Extra curricular computing is good in our school when….

Digital Leaders (Year 5 and 6 children who have applied for the role and passed an informal application process):

–  Support teachers during computing lessons by being timetabled and allocated to specific classes.

– Support their peers in their own classes and the class they have been allocated to with their computing, including e-safety.

– Maintain our technology by regularly cleaning it and reporting any problems.

– Promote e-safety through participating in school/key stage assemblies and sharing their knowledge with others.

– Listen to their peers and share the views of others at regular Digital Leader meetings to ensure computing in our school is always improving.

– Volunteer to help run Mash Club, developing leadership skills by supporting the adult running the club and supporting their peers outside of the classroom.

Mash Club:

– Children have the opportunity to develop their computing skills further through a wide range of activities.

– Children can collaborate with other children not in their year group.

– Children can develop a love of computing by being able to explore the subject further and by having more opportunities to challenge themselves.