How Computing is Taught

A high-quality education in IT and Computing should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, preparing them for an academic and or workplace atmosphere, beyond primary school education. As a result, our aim is for the IT and Computing curriculum to reflect those of the National Curriculum, ensuring that pupils at Kibblesworth are provided with equal opportunities to those across the country.

We aim to; 

  •        Provide a relevant, challenging and enjoyable curriculum for computing for all pupils.
  •        Meet the requirements of the national curriculum programmes of study for computing.
  •        Use computing as a tool to enhance learning throughout the curriculum.
  •        Respond to new developments in technology.
  •        Equip pupils with the confidence and capability to use computing throughout their later life.
  •        Enhance learning in other areas of the curriculum using computing.
  •        Develop the understanding of how to use computing safely and responsibly.
Children are taught computing in line with ensuring that they develop the knowledge, skills and understanding required throughout the primary years. The links within the subject are highlighted throughout lessons, with digital literacy elements integrated fully into computer science and IT-based units.

Each half term, pupils across the school will take part in a focus day based around Internet Safety. Children will be expected to discuss and solve real-life problems based around the use of digital technology. Children are encouraged to apply their knowledge in both verbal and written forms and to produce a tangible outcome. 

Children employ en use a range of readily available or free software in their lessons from Paint and iMovie, to Scratch and Kodu. This allows children to hone and develop their skills outside of school if they wish to make further progress.

Use is also made of hardware such as digital cameras, video cameras, tablets and web servers.