Computing Curriculum Statement
At Ellison Primary Academy we shape our Computing curriculum to ensure it is fully inclusive to every child. Our aims are to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for Computing; providing a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum that encompasses the British Values throughout; ensuring the progressive development of Computing concepts, knowledge and skills; and for the children to study communication, coding, connecting and collecting elements of Computing.
At Ellison Primary Academy, we understand how vital Computing skills and knowledge is in the daily lives and futures of our children; our aim is to develop children’s fascination and curiosity by equipping them with skills to develop their computational thinking and creativity to understand the world around them. The progression of skills throughout the school allows our children to build upon prior knowledge and, as they progress through the curriculum, for them to express themselves.
In ensuring high standards of teaching and learning in Computing, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school. Computing is taught within the key concepts of computing systems and networks, programming, data and information and creating media. Each concept is progressive and incorporated throughout. At Ellison Primary Academy, we ensure that our children are also taught how to keep safe online; this element of Computing is intertwined with other curriculum areas and throughout the computing curriculum. We use a concept-based curriculum and ensure our units are planned with a clear intent and to include specific learning intentions, vocabulary and key characteristics. The school uses a variety of teaching and learning styles in Computing lessons. Our principal aim is to develop the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding in Computing, whilst continuing to understand how to keep themselves safe online. Please see Ellison key concepts documentation.
The impact and measure of our Computing curriculum is to ensure that children at Ellison Primary Academy are equipped with Computational skills, knowledge and understanding that will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and for life as an adult in the wider, ever changing, digital world.