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Curriculum – Computing

Computing is a foundation subject in the National Curriculum. Our school uses the objectives from the curriculum and from Chris Quigley Essentials Curriculum as the basis for planning Computing. Planning is progressive and begins with basic skills which are built upon in a range of contexts and with increasing complexity.

In Key Stage 1, children are taught a range of basic computer skills and they develop these through exploration of different computer programmes and use technology to present their ideas.

In Key Stage 2, children develop the skills from Key Stage 1 further, they begin to make their own code to run simulations and programmes and use debugging skills to improve their work.

All children have the chance to enhance their skills at their own level and through experimentation and logic thinking they are encouraged to always strive to be their best.

Teaching and Learning

Children at Trimley St Mary Primary School have regular access to computers and IPads all the way through the school starting in EYFS up to Year 6. In Key Stages 1 and 2 the children have weekly Computing sessions where the National Curriculum skills are taught. Children also use their computing knowledge and skills across the curriculum subjects.

Teacher subject knowledge and confidence is reviewed regularly and CPD opportunities are available where appropriate. Planning and resources are shared across the school so that there is a clear progression from Key Stage 1 through to Key Stage 2. All computing in school is taught by a teacher.