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St Andrew’s Primary School believes that every child should have the right to a curriculum that champions excellence; supporting pupils in achieving to the very best of their abilities. Our Curriculum Statement (available at https://www.st-andrews.notts.sch.uk/curriculum/) details our Intent of delivering a creative, captivating and challenging curriculum that equips children today and tomorrow. We understand the immense value technology plays not only in supporting the Computing and whole school curriculum but overall in the day-to-day life of our school.

We believe that technology can provide: enhanced collaborative learning opportunities; better engagement of pupils; easier access to rich content; support conceptual understanding of new concepts and can support the needs of all our pupils.

Our aims are reflected by our Curriculum Statement and our desire to deliver an outstanding Computing curriculum.

  • Provide a creative, captivating and challenging Computing curriculum for all pupils.
  • Enthuse and equip children with the capacity to use technology in school and throughout their lives.
  • Instil critical thinking, reflective learning and a ‘can do’ resilient attitude for all our pupils, particularly when engaging with technology and its associated resources.
  • Teach pupils to become responsible, respectful and competent users of data, information and communication technology.
  • Equip pupils with skills, strategies and knowledge that will enable them to reap the benefits of the online world, whilst being able to minimise risk to themselves or others.
  • Use technology imaginatively and creatively to inspire and engage.
  • Provide technology solutions for forging better home and school links, including access to high quality remote learning.

 

As a school, we have chosen the Purple Mash Computing Scheme of Work from Year 1 to Year 6. The scheme of work supports our teachers in delivering fun and engaging lessons which help to raise standards and allow all pupils to achieve to their full potential. We are confident that the scheme of work more than adequately meets the national vision for Computing. It provides immense flexibility and strong cross-curricular links. Furthermore, it gives excellent supporting material for less confident teachers.

Foundation Stage also have access to the Purple Mash resources and they are used to supplement their curriculum as appropriate. An EYFS Computing Skills & Knowledge document has also been developed to support the teaching of Computing in the Foundation Stage.

The school also uses Cornerstones resources to support their curriculum and this includes some Computing elements in those projects too. Staff are expected to ensure full coverage of the Computing curriculum through the use of both Cornerstones, Purple Mash and their own developed lessons.

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