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COMPUTING

At Archdeacon Cambridge’s CE Primary School, we use the National Curriculum as the starting point for all of our teaching in Computing. The National Curriculum aims for Computing are 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.

 

Working with guidance from CAS and our local authority advisor, the Computing skills progression for each year group was developed by the school teaching staff, allowing us to create meaningful links between subjects and inspiring our children to learn. 

By the time all children leave ACPS they will have developed a broad range of the transferable skills and knowledge required to succeed in our increasingly technologically-centered world. Children will have a solid foundation in the skills needed to adapt to future developments in this area. All children will have equal access to high quality computing resource, regardless of their home circumstances. This will allow them to become informed consumers and future developers. 

 

We teach a broad and balanced curriculum, varying between teaching discrete lessons to develop key skills and cross-curricular lessons to emphasise the use of IT as a tool in everyday life. Our Digital Citizenship curriculum and work with the local authority online safety consultant encourages children to become responsible users of technology and has strong links to our PSHE curriculum.

 

Please see the curriculum overviews in the Year Groups section of the website to learn more about how Computing fits into the cross-curricular learning at our school.

 

For our whole-school skills progression, please follow this link:

Welcome to the Autumn Term 2020. Please note that physical tours of the school site for prospective Nursery and Reception parents will not take place this term. Virtual tours are under construction and further information about these will be available shortly.
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