At Rounds Green Primary School, we aim to ensure that our pupils are online-safe, online-inspired and online-confident.
As a school, we understand that computing is an integral part of our everyday lives and will play an immeasurable part in our children’s futures. Therefore, at Rounds Green, we will provide all of our pupils with the skills, creativity and enthusiasm that will equip them for an ever-changing digital world.
To be able to do this, all of our pupils at Rounds Green will have the opportunity to use ICT within the classroom and across a range of subjects, as well as having access to both PCs and iPads.
Alongside the Computing National Curriculum, our curriculum at Rounds Green ensures that all pupils develop both skills and knowledge that will empower them to become more computer literate.
At Rounds Green, pupils are taught Computer Science, including the craft of coding, programming, algorithms, data and networks to enable them to develop an understanding of the principles of Computer Science as well as develop their computational thinking and problem solving.
The National Curriculum puts a clear emphasis on three areas of learning, which we embed into our curriculum at Rounds Green. These include:
- Computer Science – how computers work and how to write algorithms and solve problems to eventually create a computer program.
- Information Technology – how data is represented and managed on computers.
- Digital Literacy – how to understand digital information and interact with it safely and appropriately.
The aim of our curriculum is to build the knowledge and understanding of all of our pupils on how computers work and how they can be used in their lives – both in their future employment and in enabling them to be good 21st Century global citizens.
What do we teach in computing?
At Rounds Green Primary School, we have developed our computing curriculum using Purple Mash (amongst other schemes). Purple Mash is an award-winning teaching and learning software that has enabled our teachers to embed computing and digital skills across the whole curriculum. The software has also enabled our pupils to explore and enhance their knowledge in a fun and creative way as well as enabling them to access the software from their home devices.
Our computing overview, which is attached, ensures that each of the units, that have been adapted from Purple Mash, Teach Computing, and national curriculum strands are revisited repeatedly in every year group to ensure that the skills are embedded and developed successfully.