Intent and implementation
Ruskington Chestnut Street Primary Academy
At Ruskington Chestnut Street Primary Academy, we value Computing and hope that by the end of year 6 all our children can connect with others responsibly and become competent, confident, and creative users of information and communication technology. In our world, technology will play a pivotal role in the lives of our pupils, therefore we must ensure our curriculum prepares them positively and responsibly for their future in a technical world. We offer all our children the opportunity to experience computing across the curriculum which provides opportunities to apply knowledge and skills in a range of contexts. Children will participate effectively and safely in our digital world within a safe environment. Underpinning this is a key focus on improving children’s communication skills, vocabulary, and the ambition that all children will read regardless of background, needs or ability.
Following the National Curriculum and EYFS Statutory Framework, our computing curriculum is designed to ensure that all of children are successful during their primary school studies. EYFS plan for the characteristics of effective learning and understanding our world. The computing curriculum for Years 1-6 is split into three main strands ensuring that the children build on previous knowledge within each strand. Following the National Centre Computing Excellence (NCCE) scheme of work ensures our children can build on prior leaning. Computing is taught weekly within each year group and the children work with both plugged and unplugged lessons within each block of 6 lessons to understand the fundamentals skills in computing. This ensures our children are competent with the knowledge and vocabulary. The children use Scratch and Scratch Jnr to build the foundations to their programming experiences. In our EYFS and KS1 the children experience programming by using Beebots. The children have many opportunities to use their computer skills and knowledge in other subjects within our curriculum. Using computing throughout the primary curriculum offers a way to enrich and deepen learning through engaging, interconnected, topics.
Self-image and identity
Presentations and web design
Health, well-being, and lifestyle
Photography and digital art
Privacy and security
Copyright and ownership
Here at Ruskington Chestnut Street all our pupils can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms, and data representation. The pupils can analyse problems in computational terms and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs to solve such problems. Our can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems using their knowledge. The children of Chestnut Street are responsible, competent, confident, and creative users of information and communication technology.