At Coupe Green, our aim is to provide a computing curriculum which provides children with the necessary skills to embrace and utilise new and existing technology in a safe and responsible way. We want our pupils to have the fundamental skills required to succeed in their future education whilst also understanding the principles of computer science and computational thinking. We also believe our children should be able to analytically solve computational problems, communicate in a digitally literate world and become competent and confident users of information technology.
Following the National Curriculum 2014, the core of our computing curriculum is computer science, in which children 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, children are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. We also aim to embed basic computing skills to ensure that children become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
Following the National Curriculum we aim for our pupils to:
- understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
- analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
- evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
- be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
Please click the link below to view our Computing curriculum intent statement and progression map.
Computing and online resources are increasingly used across the curriculum. We believe it is essential for Online Safety guidance to be given to the pupils on a regular and meaningful basis. Online Safety is embedded within our curriculum and we continually look for new opportunities to promote this, in particular by taking part in the National Safer Internet Week that occurs in February each year.
We teach ‘Online Safety’ directly through both our Computing and PSHE curriculum as well as through regular whole school assemblies. We also adhere to a detailed Online Safety policy ensuring that our pupils are taught to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly. Pupils are taught about acceptable and unacceptable behaviour when using technology and are taught to identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact. This leads to the development of online safety rules in each of the classes, Please read our Golden Computing Rules, created by the children.
If you would like any further information regarding Online Safety please see our Online Safety Policy. We also provide regular online safety tips for parents on our school newsletter and also email all parents termly online safety newsletters.
More information and support can also be found on our dedicated webpages for both parents and children. These can be accessed via the menus at the top of our website.