At Norbury C of E Primary School we aim to raise pupils’ standards in computing and ensure pupils are working at the highest age appropriate levels.
A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology.
We want all pupils to be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
As a small rural Primary, we are always seeking to develop our facilities for computing within our available budget. We have an IT strategy for the school which supports our resourcing for the computing curriculum with the intent of providing enough high quality resources for each child to work independently during computing sessions.
We have selected to use Kapow Computing scheme which is developed by subject specialists and provides adaptable schemes of work with built in CPD to develop and support teacher subject knowledge. Kapow Computing scheme has received positive feedback and an edtech impact study has shown that it improves attainment for 85% of pupils.
The document below shows the core learning for children in Computing in each year group at Norbury.