At Kensington Primary School we follow the National Curriculum Programme of Study to deliver our Computing units of work throughout the school. Our aim is to equip pupils with the ability to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and contribute towards our changing world. This involves instilling confidence, independence and initiative and engagement through a variety of multimedia devices including Chromebooks, iPads and a vast range of software. This is experienced through the explicit teaching of the subject and through other subjects using a cross-curricular approach.
Each year group follows a tailor made Scheme of Work, which outlines specific units of work appropriate to each year group. These fall under three main categories: Computer Science, Digital Literacy and Information Technology. Online Safety is incorporated within these elements and there is a specific focus on this at the beginning of every term.
Nursery and Reception children use the Interactive Whiteboard and a desktop computer to develop their fine motor skills. They also have access to iPads during free flow activity sessions and learn about controlling devices and position and direction through the use of a range of basic software
At Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils learn how to:
- design, write and debug programs
- work with input and output variables
- learn how algorithms work
- study the purpose of networks
- explore searches and evaluate their digital content
- manipulate software and devices
- collect, analyse, evaluate and present data
- use technology safely and appropriately
Pupils are assessed regularly and each child produces a specific outcome of work at the end of each unit, which represents their online learning journey.