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To equip children with the technical skills required to access the jobs of the future and to ensure children have the knowledge, skills and understanding to keep themselves safe online.

Computing at Croyland Primary School

In Computing, we use the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) curriculum to ensure that our pupils are offered a progressive curriculum, where skills are revisited, developed and extended year on year. Units are carefully scaffolded to develop technical programming skills, an understanding of computer systems and networks as well as the ability to present information or create media. Teacher’s subject knowledge and confidence is supported through the teaching resources and guides which run alongside each unit plan. Lessons are amended and adapted to tailor learning to pupil needs; ensuring children are supported to keep up with learning within all units.

Our curriculum empowers our pupils to become explorers, creators, problem solvers and inventors with a tool bag of skills which they can apply across a range of devices such as laptops, tablets beebots, data loggers, crumble kits and micro:bits. Our hands-on practical approach to teaching inspires children to develop a love of and confidence with technology that is often not widely available.

Whilst recognising the benefits that technology brings, children are taught about the risks that the technological world can present. They learn strategies to ensure safe and positive experiences whilst online at an age appropriate level. We follow the SWGfL Digital Literacy Curriculum to ensure progressive, up to date teaching of Online Safety throughout all year groups.