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Our Aim at Shustoke

Here at Shustoke C of E Primary School we believe that every child should have the right to a curriculum that champions excellence; supporting pupils in achieving to the very best of their abilities. We understand the immense value technology plays not only in supporting the Computing and whole school curriculum but overall in the day-to-day life of our school. We believe that technology can provide: enhanced collaborative learning opportunities; better engagement of pupils; easier access to rich content; support conceptual understanding of new concepts and can support the needs of all our pupils.

There are three main strands of the Computing curriculum:

Information Technology, Digital Literacy and Computer Science.

Information Technology is about the use of computers for functional purposes, such as collecting and presenting information, or using search technology.

Digital Literacy is about the safe and responsible use of technology, including recognising its advantages for collaboration or communication.

Computer Science will introduce children of all ages to understanding how computers and networks work. It will also give all children the opportunity to learn basic computer programming, from simple floor robots in Key Stage 1, right up to creating on-screen computer games and programmes throughout KS2.

Many schools will use programming software which is freely available online, such as Scratch or Kodu. We include regular teaching of e-safety during each unit of work as well as e-safety enrichment days. This ensures that children feel confident when using computers and the Internet, and know what to do if they come across something either inappropriate or uncomfortable.