Chapel Allerton Primary School Computing Intent, Implementation & Impact Statement
At Chapel Allerton Primary School we want pupils to be able to use, express themselves and develop their ideas through Computing. Technology, and the digital world, is everywhere and will play a pivotal part in students' lives. Therefore, we want to model and educate our pupils on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely (see our Online Safety Policy and Child Friendly Online Safety Policy on the School Website). We want our pupils to be active participants and creators now and in their futures so our broad Computing Curriculum includes programming, multimedia, data handling, using technology and e-safety (online safety). We recognise that technology can allow pupils to share their learning in creative ways. Our knowledge rich curriculum has to be balanced with the opportunity for pupils to apply their knowledge creatively which will in turn help our pupils become skilful computer scientists. We encourage staff to try and embed computing across the whole curriculum.
Inclusion: Our curriculum is ambitious for all and strives to address inclusion and disadvantage in its intent and implementation
Aims: Underpinning the intent are key concepts and the National Curriculum Computing statements.
At Chapel Allerton Primary School, we have created a comprehensive Progression of Skills and Sticky Knowledge document for staff to follow to best embed and cover every element of the computing curriculum. The skills/sticky knowledge statements build year on year to deepen and ensure the children experience a growing diet of challenge. The computing curriculum is delivered using the Purple Mash Scheme of Work alongside our Computing Progression of Skills and Sticky Knowledge Document. Lessons from the Scheme of Work are carefully planned to ensure they meet the specific needs of each class. Our Progression of Skills and Sticky Knowledge document has been designed to meet the Aims of the National Computing Programme of Study (The National Curriculum). Where appropriate, meaningful links will be made between the computing curriculum and the wider curriculum. In computing lessons, the children will use either the iPads or laptop computers in order to access a range of apps and software. Computing lessons will focus on the curriculum skills of information technology, digital literacy and computer science. We also know that Online Safety is essential in ensuring children are safe in the digital world. We recognise that the best prevention for a lot of issues we currently see with technology/social media is through education. Online Safety is both embedded within lessons where appropriate and taught discreetly through PSHE and MindMate.
We follow a school timetable to teach Computing and Online Safety consistently through school from Year 1 to Year 6 starting with Online Safety and Multimedia in Autumn term, Using Technology and Data Handling in Spring and Programming in Summer term.
We encourage our children to enjoy and value the curriculum we deliver. We will constantly ask the WHY behind their learning and not just the HOW. The way pupils showcase, share, celebrate and publish their work will best show the impact of our curriculum. We also look for evidence through reviewing pupil’s knowledge and skills digitally through tools like their saved work, floor books, observing learning regularly and pupil voice interviews. Much of the subject-specific knowledge developed in our computing lessons equip pupils with experiences which will benefit them in secondary school, further education and future workplaces.
Online Safety at CAPS Parent's Information Meeting
Twice a year, parents and carers are invited to attend an Online Safety Information Meeting to share what children learn at Chapel Allerton Primary School through Computing, PSHE and Mindmate lessons and assemblies.
In these meetings, we discuss the potential risks for children whilst they're online, we also explore how we teach children to protect themselves from these risks, and explore tips and tricks for you at home.
If you couldn't make the meetings, please catch up by reading through the presentation here.
Online Safety Assemblies for F2 to Year 6
Each half term, children from F2 to Year Six engage with an Online Safety assembly. The topics of these assemblies include making a strong password, understanding what our personal information is and keeping it private.
Take a look and discuss them with your child.