Our children become independent, responsible and well-rounded individuals who are able to use technology confidently and safely in a rapidly developing and changing digital world. Through our computing curriculum at Kippax Greenfield, we aim to give our pupils the life-skills that will enable them to embrace and utilise new technology in a responsible and safe way. Our children will become independent users of computing technologies, gaining confidence and enjoyment from their activities. The use of technology supports learning across the entire curriculum and ensures that our curriculum is accessible to every child. Through our computing lessons, we want them to develop creativity, resilience and problem-solving and critical thinking skills. We want our children to have a breadth of experience to develop their understanding of themselves as individuals within their community, but also as members of a wider global community and as respectful digital citizens, respecting the rights of all.
At Kippax Greenfield, we follow the National Curriculum 2014 with the themes of Digital Literacy, Information Technology and Computer Science. As well as the use of technology and computing skills to support learning across the curriculum, direct links are made with PSHE for the teaching of Online Safety.
Children learn about different communication tools, computer systems and ways in which users may choose to utilise them. They are taught to create, design, publish and consume appropriate content as well as control, program and code in a creative and purposeful manner. Throughout the school, children develop an understanding of the importance of protecting themselves and their digital footprint online, as well as rules that should be adhered to for communicating and collaborating.
Please see our Computing Knowledge and Skills Progression document below, which includes information about each year group.