COMPUTING CURRICULUM INTENT STATEMENT
At Butterwick C of E Primary School, our chosen scheme of work supports our teachers in delivering fun and engaging lessons which help to raise standards and allow all pupils to achieve to their full potential. Our computing provision aims to create competence in children to:
- Code—developing an understanding of instructions, logic and sequences.
- Connect—develops an understanding of how to safely and respectfully connect with others.
- Communicate—involves using apps to communicate ideas.
- Collect—involves developing an understanding of databases and their uses, organising and presenting data and ideas effectively.
We want to give our pupils the life-skills needed to become safe, competent, confident and knowledgeable users of technology.
As a school we use ‘Purple Mash’ scheme of work that ensures knowledge is built upon each year. This software ensures that there is a practical and safe use of technology with Purple Mash that enables pupils to develop their understanding and ability to apply skills in all areas of computing.
There is a balance of computer science, information technology and digital literacy. The children will have experiences of all three strands at each milestone, but the subject knowledge imparted becomes increasingly specific and in depth, with more complex skills being taught, thus ensuring that learning is built upon. The use of technology is embedded across the wider curriculum providing strong cross curricular links.
We follow the mixed age scheme of work from Purple Mash therefore have a two year rolling programme.
Our approach to the curriculum results in a fun, engaging, and high-quality computing education. Much of the subject-specific knowledge developed in our computing lessons equips pupils with experiences which will benefit them in secondary school, further education and future workplaces. From research methods, use of presentation and creative tools and critical thinking, computing at Butterwick CE Primary School gives children the building blocks that enable them to pursue a wide range of interests and vocations in the next stage of their lives also connecting them to the wider world.