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Computing

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"A new command I give you: love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another," (John 13:34).

Inspired by Jesus’ example, the Trent school community
aims to serve one another in love.

We show kindness to others because God has shown us great kindness.

We live thankful lives because every good thing comes from God.
And we persevere, not giving up, because God is our helper.

Computing is the study of how to use the technology in our world today, we study it acknowledging that God is the creator of all things.

Computing helps us to gain an understanding of God’s world. We can be thankful for the ever developing advances in technology and multimedia which enable children to understand, visualise and capture God’s design and creativity to share with a range of audiences. Through the kindness that God has shown us, we can extend this kindness to others online and when we support the community through collaborative use of multimedia. God has created a world with order and balance, we encourage the children to seek balance when using technology in their lives. As we explore algorithms in our programming, we have opportunities to persevere through complex programs with the knowledge that God is with them.

Intent

Children will develop their competence and confidence and will gain an understanding of computational systems of all kinds, whether or not they include computers (through unplugged activities).

As children become digitally literate they will be able to use and express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology.

E-safety is taught throughout the year, ensuring that pupils know how to stay safe online and know the steps to take if they have any concerns.

In line with the National Curriculum (2014) we aim to ensure children are receiving high-quality computing whereby they are able to use their computational thinking and creativity to deepen their understanding of our ever changing world. We encourage computing to be cross-curricular as well for skills to be taught discretely as the skills they learn in computing can be applied in mathematics, science, and design and technology. Furthermore, by encouraging computing to be taught creatively, we are promoting invention and resourcefulness to prepare our children to function appropriately in Modern Britain.

At Trent Primary School, we believe that computational thinking is vital in helping children to solve problems, design systems, and understand the power and limits of human machine intelligence. Pupils will be empowered to become creative, logical and critical thinkers, who reason systematically and work collaboratively.

Pupils will be finding things out, exchanging and sharing information, reviewing, modifying and evaluating work. Advancing their knowledge of how computers, software, the internet, the web and search engines work with a critical understanding of how these technologies impact on their lives and on society.

 Pupils will develop knowledge of fundamental concepts and principles of computer science to include abstraction, logic, and algorithms and data representation.  Pupils will learn to analyse and breakdown problems into logical steps and to create programs through Scratch, Bee-Bots and online resources.

Risk taking and innovation will be enriched through the computer science, as children become independent and skilful users of digital technology.

Children will develop their competence and confidence and will gain an understanding of computational systems of all kinds, whether or not they include computers (through unplugged activities).

As children become digitally literate they will be able to use and express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology.

Online Safety is taught throughout the year, ensuring that pupils know how to stay safe online and know the steps to take if they have any concerns.

Click on the images below to find activities about being safe online:

Implementation

At Trent, computing is embedded in the curriculum and taught in discreet computing lessons. The computing curriculum has been developed from the National Curriculum (2014) with our targets broken down into five strands: Online Safety, Programming, Handling Data, Multimedia and Technology in Our lives. These targets ensure our children are have a good coverage of the curriculum and are able to develop their depth of knowledge. By teaching discreetly and with topic links allows the children to see the value of computing to their presenting skills and the importance of computing to the digital life.  In order to support pupil knowledge, teachers receive training, where appropriate of new developments in computing.

Impact

Through our Computing curriculum, the children are able to explore the breadth and depth of the National Curriculum (2014) and learn within a coherent and progressive framework. Through our integrated computing and discreet computing lessons, pupils are able to understand the purpose and value of their learning and see its relevance to their past, present and future. Furthermore, through our Project links, the children are able to develop and demonstrate their creative, whether it be through making an animation about the Romans or Word to publish their writing.

We provide enrichment opportunities beyond the classroom through our after-school Scratch Club and trips such as the Year 6 trip to the RAF museum where the children learn how to code a plane! We also take part in Safer Internet Day where the children focus on Online Safety.

Should you wish to support your children with their computing learning here are some fun websites