At Milton Park Primary School we aim to make everyday a learning adventure. New technologies and the digital world are becoming an integral part of young people’s lives, both within school and in their lives outside of school. It is essential that all pupils gain the confidence and capability they need in this subject to prepare them for the challenges of a rapidly developing and challenging technological world.
A balanced computing curriculum at Milton Park Primary School enables children to develop their understanding and use of technology through practical and exploratory opportunities using deliberate practice to develop their understanding. As they move through school, they develop an understanding of how technology and digital systems work. Children develop their digital literacy, showing that they know how to use technology respectfully and safely. Children engage and develop a deep understanding of computer science knowing how to develop and create their programs for a range of purposes. The computing curriculum aims to develop children as computational thinkers to enable them to solve problems across the whole curriculum and life in general.
A balanced curriculum that is sequenced appropriately across the three areas of computing with natural links to other curriculum areas. Planning demonstrates a substantive and disciplinary approach to teaching. Children develop fluency in using technology for a range of purposes. Staying safe online is integrated into all areas of the curriculum. It is taught specifically in computing and within PSHE. Computing lessons focus on collaboration and creativity by providing extended periods of time to work independently and with others to solve problems and develop the knowledge and skills required to be computational thinkers.
ELIM scheme of work
MPPS Computing Progression overview
Teach Computing NCCE