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Computing

'Computers themselves, and software yet to be developed, will revolutionise the way we learn' - Steve Jobs

As we prepare our children for the challenges of life in a technologically advanced world, we at Maybury, strive to help them not only meet these challenges but to equip them with the technological skills that they will need to succeed. We expect that their knowledge of computing and use of IT should be an integral part of children's learning and experiences. We believe that they should be able to apply their knowledge to, and in turn, change the rapidly evolving digital world.

Our curriculum is designed so that children become more expert as that progress through the school. We invest in new technologies and afford the children various opportunities to engage with these technologies on a daily basis.

Alongside this, we also promote safe use of the internet through raising awareness in lessons and trust-wide initiatives that highlight the safe use of the world wide web, social media and online gaming.

As a staff we are also committed to staying at the forefront of developments in the digital world through regular training sessions and by moving towards a more digitised format of assessments and information management.

 We have designed our computing curriculum so that it will:

  • equip pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.
  • make deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems.
  • teach the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming.
  • build on this knowledge and understanding to ensure that pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content.
  • enable pupils to become digitally literate - able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology - at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

Our curriculum is designed through three main content areas that children develop knowledge of:

  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Digital Literacy

Our computing curriculum is based upon the scheme of learning devised by Purple Mash and is supplemented by resources from National Online Safety, Jigsaw and Teach Computing.

Children do not necessarily have a timetabled computing lesson each week.  In some weeks, computing can be covered by using technology to demonstrate learning in other subjects. 

Maybury Primary School Computing Curriculum Progression 2021-22

Computing Curriculum Progression