Computing at Tarvin Primary help will equip children to participate in a rapidly changing world where work and leisure activities, are increasingly transformed by technology. It is our intention to enable children to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary for children to be able to use information in a discriminating and effective way. We want children to know more, remember more and understand more in computing so that they leave primary school computer literate.
The national curriculum has six objectives for KS1 and seven objectives for KS2. These objectives are split into three distinct strands; computer science, information technology and digital literacy.
Computer Science (CS) is the ‘foundation’ of the subject (i.e. the underlying principles that make up the subject).
Information Technology (IT) is how you ‘apply this knowledge’ and understanding to purposefully create and make things.
Digital Literacy (DL) is about considering the ‘implications’ of how you going about doing this.
Through our curriculum, we are able to provide the children with the opportunities to code (including using Micro-bits), to create music, to create digital buildings, learn to communicate online to name just a few. This comes alongside regular use of programmes such as Word and PowerPoint which are essential tools in the modern world. Alongside this, we also ensure that children are taught about how to use technology positively, as well as supporting them in learning how to deal with the challenges that may arise on-line.