“Computing is not just about computers anymore, it is about living”Nicholas Negroponte
In line with the National Curriculum, we aim for our pupils to leave Park End Primary as safe and responsible users of technology, with the computational knowledge and skills to be succeed in the future.
Therefore, our intent statement sets out to:
- provide a high-quality computing curriculum which will prepare children for their future.
- provide opportunities to gain knowledge, develop skills and use and understand vocabulary that will get them ready for an ever-changing digital world.
- focus on a progression of skills in computer science, information technology and digital literacy which will be revisited repeatedly to ensure the learning is embedded and skills are successfully developed over time.
At Park End Primary, we teach the National Curriculum which is supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression from Purple Mash. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year-by-year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children.
We integrate objectives from the Education in the Connected World through classroom teaching and assemblies.
Our approach to the curriculum results in an engaging, high-quality curriculum that will ensure that all of our children succeed:
- Pupils will be digitally literate and able to join the rest of the world on its digital platform.
- Pupils will have high aspirations, which will see them through to further study, work and a successful adult life and opportunities in the work place.
- Pupils will be equipped, not only with the skills and knowledge to use technology effectively and for their own benefit, but more importantly – safely.
- Pupils will have a richer computational vocabulary, which will enable them to articulate their understanding of taught concepts.