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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.

Please click on the link below to see the skills and knowledge that is built on year on year in computing: