Computing & e-safety
We believe at Burton-on-the-Wolds that computing is a fantastic opportunity to not just introduce the children to new and wonderful technology but also a chance to develop and refine skills that they have already acquired through use at home. The subject lends itself heavily to cross-curricular ideas and the unlimited possibilities of what can be achieved makes it a very exciting area of our curriculum both for children and staff!
What Do We Teach and How Do We Teach It?
The National Curriculum is used as our springboard into the computing curriculum and the objectives contained within it are what we come back to when it comes to planning activities and assessing the children. We aim to apply the cross-curricular approach to allow the activities that we plan to fit with the main topic that we are doing in a particular half term or term. This allows for more thorough and meaningful coverage that the children can see fits as part of what they are studying.
Through our teaching of computing and use of technology, we aim to empower the children with a wide variety of skills that they may need not just at secondary school but also later in life as they enter the world of work. Such is the reliance on technology being what it is nowadays, the teaching of computing has never been more necessary. We also don't like to put limitations on our children and encourage them to expand the original brief they were given in an effort to develop individual thinking and personal takes on the task they have been asked to complete.
Through our choice of curriculum, there is enough scope to show strong progression from EYFS up to year 6. Learning from previous years is built upon and enhanced across school and makes for some very exciting, inspiring computing lessons.
Computing Intent Statement