ICT/computing Curriculum Statement
The intent is to enrich and develop the teaching of ICT across Hawthorne Primary school. Giving opportunities for the children to:
- Understand the importance of being safe online. (This will be the first unit of work taught in A1)
- How to use technology responsibly and respectfully.
- How to code programmes relevant to Key stages, including writing and debugging where appropriate.
- Recognise, use, store and retrieve data.
- Select and combine a range of software to produce content; including collecting, analysing and presenting data.
- Discard the previous scheme of work and implement a new one that runs alongside but not specifically linked to year group topics to embed ICT within school life.
- Set that the first topic to be covered is E safety.
- Ensure EYFS, KS1 and KS2 have appropriate physical devices that they can use freely. Eg: programmable toys in EYFS.
- Buy a programme such as Purple Mash that allows children to access a varied and well thought out range of activities that are age group specific or ensure the curriculum long term plan states access to the same quality of resources.
- Ensure curriculum plan is followed and evident on LTPs.
What will we see if we are successfully meeting our intent and how will we see it?
- Technology will be used regularly through school-planning and evidence will show this.
- Children will have access to a range of devices and toys that develop their technology skills.
- Any brought in resource will be well used and monitored to see its effectiveness.
- Children will be able to explain the work they have done in ICT and explain why it is important to stay safe online.
- Children will be able to explain how to use ICT programmes responsibly and respectfully and why it is important.
- ICT files/computing books and pupil voice questionnaires will be used to monitor amount and quality of ICT provision.
- In following years, ICT equipment, devices and software will be checked, upgraded and replaced to ensure an effectiveness of resources is appropriate.