Lomeshaye Junior School Vision for Computing
‘A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils, are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.’ (National Curriculum 2014)
At Lomeshaye Junior School we will ensure that all pupils and staff gain confidence and ability to enable them to engage actively with future technological innovation and change in the 21st century both for their future economic well being and their own personal development as they are inspired to Aspire-Believe-Achieve.
How we will achieve our vision
· Technology is recognised as integral to our school therefore we will enable access to the most effective, engaging and emerging technologies and will ensure there is access to sufficient quality digital resources.
· We will empower staff and pupils to use technology as an exciting and creative medium for communication and expression.
· We will use technology to enrich the experience of all pupils and provide an environment where opportunities can be explored in safety and confidence.
· We will use technology to support and enhance teaching and learning. We will encourage critical thinking, risk taking and innovation, and will share good practice.
· We will plan the teaching of Computing both as a discrete subject and also provide opportunities for pupils to apply their skills and enhance their learning across the curriculum.
· We will develop in our pupils and staff high expectations and confidence so that its use is natural and commonplace.
· We will ensure equal opportunities and inclusion for all pupils.
· We will safeguard pupils from access to inappropriate materials and will raise awareness of online safety amongst pupils, staff and parents.
The Document Link below outlines the full progression of knowledge and skills for Computing across Key Stage 2 and the key vocabulary, adapted from Lancashire EoYE and Focus Education