Computing at Cropredy CE Primary School

At Cropredy CE Primary School, we aim to enable children to use digital technology confidently to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. Our intention is to prepare our learners for their future by giving them the opportunities to gain knowledge and develop skills that will equip them for an ever-changing digital world.

Our aims are to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for Computing whilst also providing enhanced collaborative learning opportunities, engagement in rich content and supporting pupil’s conceptual understanding of new concepts which support the needs of all our pupils.

“A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world…core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content.” - National Curriculum

The aims of our Computing curriculum are to develop pupils who:

  • Are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

  • Know how to keep themselves safe whilst using technology and on the internet and be able to minimise risk to themselves and others.

  • Become responsible, respectful and competent users of data, information and communication technology.

  • Can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.

  • Can analyse problems in computational terms and have repeated practical experience writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.

  • Can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.

  • Become digitally literate and are active participants in a digital world.

  • Are equipped with the capability to use technology throughout their lives.

  • Understand the importance of governance and legislation regarding how information is used, stored, created, retrieved, shared and manipulated.

  • Have a ‘can do’ attitude when engaging with technology and its associated resources.

  • Utilise computational thinking beyond the Computing curriculum.

  • Understand and follow the SMART E-Safety rules.

  • Understand that E-Safety messages can keep them safe online.

  • Know who to contact if they have concerns.

  • Apply their learning in a range of contexts, e.g., at school and at home.

  • Know where to locate the CEOP button and how to use it.

We want our children to leave Cropredy CE Primary School with the skills they need to be competent, discerning and responsible users of technology.  We want to prepare our pupils to live safely in an increasingly digital British society where pupils can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.