Intent  

At Monkton Church of England School, we aim to prepare our learners for their future by giving them the opportunities to gain knowledge and develop skills that will equip them for an ever changing digital world. Knowledge and understanding of ICT is of increasing importance for children’s future both at home and for employment. Our Computing curriculum focuses on a progression of skills in digital literacy, computer science, information technology and online safety to ensure that children become competent in safely using, as well as understanding, technology. These strands are revisited repeatedly through a range of themes during children’s time in school to ensure the learning is embedded and skills are successfully developed. Our intention is that Computing also supports children’s creativity and cross curricular learning to engage children and enrich their experiences in school. 

 

Implementation  

Our Computing curriculum encourages all to flourish to become the very best version of themselves they can possibly be. We teach the National Curriculum, supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression using the Teach Curriculum scheme. To ensure a broad range of skills and understanding, Computing is taught across three main strands: digital literacy, computer science and information technology. As part of information technology, children learn to use and express themselves and develop their ideas through ICT for example writing and presenting as well as exploring art and design using multimedia. Within digital literacy, children develop practical skills in the safe use of ICT and the ability to apply these skills to solving relevant, worthwhile problems for example understanding safe use of internet, networks and email. In computer science we teach children to understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation. Also to analyse problems to computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.  

At Monkton, we give children access to a wide range of good quality resources and provide cross curricular opportunities for children to apply their Computing knowledge and skills. Online safety is taught within each unit and on a continuous basis as we ensure all children know how to remain safe online. Online safety procedures are communicated with all staff and parents. 

 

Impact  

The implementation of this curriculum ensures that when children leave Monkton school, they are competent and safe users of ICT with an understanding of how technology works. They will have developed skills to express themselves and be creative in using digital media and be equipped to apply their skills in Computing to different challenges going forward.  

Computing Skills Progression - Cycle B 2022-2023

 

For further information about the Computing Programme of Study followed as detailed in the National Curriculum please follow this link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-computing-programmes-of-study

At Monkton CEP School we also have an open door policy so that any more specific questions can be directed towards your child's class teacher or the Computing  Coordinator Mrs J Guilder.

 

 

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