At Winterbourne Nursery and Infant School, we believe that computing and the use of ICT is central to the education of all children. We aim to give each pupil the opportunity to apply and develop their technological understanding and skills across a wide range of situations and tasks. Pupils are encouraged to develop a confident and safe approach to Computing and the use of ICT, with the knowledge that it will continue to form a major part of their lives and we therefore aim to ensure that the children are equipped with effective and transferable life skills. We want the use of technology to support learning across the curriculum and ensure that it is accessible to every child, whilst ensuring lessons are coherent and sequenced to allow for progression across the school.
At Winterbourne Nursery and Infant School we use Kapow Primary as a scheme of work for computing. Kapow primary’s scheme of work fulfils the statutory requirements for computing outlined in the National curriculum.
The National Curriculum Programme of Study for Computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.
- Can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.
- Can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.
- Are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
- Computing systems and networks – Identifying hardware and using software, while exploring how computers communicate and connect to one another.
- Programming – Understanding that a computer operates on algorithms, and learning how to write, adapt and debug code to instruct a computer to perform set tasks.
- Creating media – Learning how to use various devices — record, capture and edit content such as videos, music, pictures and photographs.
- Data handling – Ensuring that information is collected, recorded, stored, presented and analysed in a manner that is useful and can help to solve problems
- Online Safety – Understanding the benefits and risks of being online — how to remain safe, keep personal information secure and recognising when to seek help in difficult situations
As children progress throughout the school, they develop a deep knowledge, an appreciation of technology and its use within our world.
Children’s achievement in ICT is assessed through:
- Summative assessment based on pupil discussion about their learning/termly data input
- Book scrutiny
- Learning walks and professional dialogue with teachers.
- Discussions with pupils about their learning (pupil voice)
- Discussions with teachers over half termly overview meeting
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