Computing

Our Vision:  Computing for everyone; giving people their past, improving their present and creating futures      

Subject Leader:  Mrs George

The National Curriculum Purpose of Study 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 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 ideas through, information and communication technology—at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.”

Computing at Kemsley:

Pupils at Kemsley are hugely digitally literate, staff are skilled at using the hardware and software and app    resources readily across a range of lessons. Computing with regard to coding and the digital systems behind it is not taught with tight planned progression across the year groups. At present in 2014-15, computing is delivered through the Cornerstones Curriculum which embeds the computing curriculum throughout the topics/themes  being taught.

Pupils in the EYFS use a range of resources (hudl, programmable devices, cameras, toys and computers) to create fully enabling environments for them to achieve within Understanding the World: Technology.

What we are good at:

  • allowing ALL children to take full ownership of their digital literacy.
  • using new apps and software as recommended by the Cornerstones Curriculum or Computing Subject Leader.
  • understanding the importance of recording Computing in the children’s books.
  • providing children with online access to learning games from home or at after school clubs

Things we are working on:

  • developing a progressive and complete computing curriculum across the school.
  • visiting and having visitors who come in and share with us the importance of computing in the workplace.
  • developing stronger and deeper links throughout the curriculum subject areas..