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Policy Documents

Computing Intent at Fairfield

 

Computing National Curriculum Explained

Early Years Foundation Stage (Reception) Technology Early Learning Goals Overview

Computing National Curriculum Overview for Key Stage 1 and 2

 

Programme of Study (Purple Mash) Information

Whole-School Yearly Unit Overview

Year Group Unit Plans (Medium Term Plans)

National Curriculum Coverage

Progression of Skills

Knowledge Organisers

Vocabulary

 

 Computing at Home

Apps and software to support EYFS learning at home 

Apps and software to support Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 learning at home

 

Remote Learning

Remote Learning: Microsoft Teams information

 

Miscellaneous 

The technology we use in school

E-Safety

Computing Consultants

   

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Computing Intent

We believe computing at Fairfield Primary School stimulates and enthuses children's love for computing. A problem-driven philosophy facilitates explorative and creative experiences in which children's learning is adaptable; children evaluate and improve their work as they go along. This process is, firstly, underpinned by strong core skills in computer science and information technology. Children's understanding of computing will aid their transition into a rapidly changing world, a world in which technology increasingly plays a part both in our everyday lives and in the workplace. As such, we place a strong emphasis on developing ancillary skills such as being resilient, safe, socially responsible and effective communicators. In line with this purpose, we believe computing should be accessible to all children. At their entry point, children's learning will build upon their previous exposure to technology and aims to expose them to the unlimited potential computational thinking and skills may give them in technical careers. We aim to ensure technology is a driver for best practice across the wider curriculum.

 

 

Early Years Foundation Stage (Reception)

From September 2021, 'Technology' is no longer taught discretely in the EYFS curriculum (which is called Development Matters). Having said that, at Fairfield, we recognise  how important technology is to both teaching & learning in the EYFS and to our learner's wider world. As such, the document below outlines some of the ways we incorporate technology into the EYFS. 

 

Computing National Curriculum Overview for Key Stage 1 and 2

September 2014 signalled a new approach to teaching children about the world of ICT. The computing curriculum now encompasses both computer science and information communication technology (ICT) skills. These skills, coupled with a strong foundation of e-safety knowledge, allow young people to develop a well rounded 'digital literacy'. Please see below, both an overview of what these terms mean and a breakdown of how they are addressed in the National Curriculum. 

 

 Programme of Study (Purple Mash) Information

Whole-School Yearly Unit Overview 

 

Year Group Unit Plans (Medium Term Plans)

Please click the button below to see each year group's unit overviews.

Year Group Unit Plans (MTPs) 

  

National Curriculum Coverage

 

Progression of Skills

 

Knowledge Organisers

Please click the link below to see the Purple Mash Knowledge Organisers.

Knowledge Organisers 

 

Vocabulary

 Please click the link below to see each year group's Key Vocabulary.

Vocabulary 

  

Apps and software to support EYFS learning at home

 

Apps and software to support Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 learning at home

 

Remote Learning: Microsoft Teams information

Please click on the link below for information about Fairfield's Remote Learning Provision, access to Microsoft Teams and help videos.

Fairfield Remote Learning 

 

 The Technology We Use in School

The use of class netbooks, stand-alone computers, and iPads, enable our children to have a broad experience and use of technology. We aspire to integrate robotics technology into our learning soon - so watch this space!

 

E-Safety

At the heart of our teaching of any ICT is E-Safety, which is taught discretely, within PSHE and RSE lessons and as part of the wider curriculum, where appropriate. We aim to ensure that our children have the knowledge and confidence to keep themselves safe in an online world. Find out more about e-safety at Fairfield here.

 

Computing Consultants

To support our development on the Computing Curriculum we have introduced pupil 'Computing Consultants' in school. Part of their role is to learn all about the range of resources we use when delivering computing lessons so they can support children and teachers.  

Their first newsletter is available here: Computing Consultants Newsletter 1 

 

2020/21 Update - Our Computing Consultants for this year have been chosen, however, under our current school operating procedures, it has been a little difficult for them to help out around school so far, although they're doing a great job in their own classrooms.