Computing Curriculum Statement of Intent
At Chudleigh, we aim to facilitate a high-quality computing curriculum that provides children with all the skills needed in an increasingly technical world. Our teaching provides hands on experience with coding, debugging, creating, recording and presenting using technical devices. The children will have a confident understanding of the vocabulary associated with computing and will be able to confidently use many different forms of technology. In addition, all children will be taught how to safely use all technology, with a focus on staying safe online, at school, at home and in the local community.
We aim to make all learning memorable through the embedded use of current technologies throughout the curriculum. Pupils will learn how computers and computer systems work and how they can be used to communicate, collaborate and express themselves using digital technologies as safe, responsible digital citizens. We intend to inspire all children to excel in computing and tailor our teaching and learning to suit their needs.
As well as following a key-stage appropriate programme of study, where computing is taught discretely, we also plan many engaging opportunities for cross-curricular links within enquiries. This maximises meaningful and exciting ways for our pupils to demonstrate their acquisition of skills and knowledge in this area and in other subjects.
Our teaching of computing links to the key-stage related expectations set out in the National Curriculum and is delivered through three strands of computing: information technology, digital literacy (including eSafety) and computer science. We provide opportunities for computational thinking, which should be a key component of a computing curriculum as it is not only useful for helping develop algorithms and programming but is also develops problem solving skills that can be used in all aspects of life.