With technology playing such a significant role in society today, we believe that children must be taught key skills and have access to a range of technologies if they are to be able to participate effectively and safely in this digital world. Our high-quality computing education equips pupils to use creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. At Grange Primary School, we use the Purple Mash curriculum and the core of the computing curriculum is Computer Science, Digital Literacy and Information Technology. Pupils are introduced to a wide range of technology, including laptops, iPads and interactive whiteboards, allowing them to continually practice and improve the skills they learn. This ensures they become digitally literate so that they are able to express themselves and develop their ideas through information and computer technology– at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
We teach a curriculum that enables children to become effective users of technology who can: apply essential principles and concepts, analyse and solve problems and communicate ideas effectively.
Grange Primary school takes internet safety extremely seriously. We have an E-Safety Policy that provides guidance for teachers and children about how to use the internet safely. Every year group participates in lessons on e-safety (as part of both the computing and PSHE curriculums) and children understand how to stay safe when using technology.
To ensure all of the children at Grange receive the best possible computing curriculum, we ensure that skills and knowledge are covered and progress through the different year groups, phases and key stages. The following documents show how we have mapped out our computing across Grange Primary School.
National curriculum programme of study
Intent, implementation and impact statement