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.
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 centred 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 resources, regardless of their home circumstances.
Working with the scheme of work created by the NCCE, the Computing skills and knowledge 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.
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, taught through our Jigsaw PSHE lessons and discretely using the Common Sense Media materials, and work with the local authority online safety consultant encourages children to become responsible users of technology with 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.