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The Poplars Curriculum-Computing

The Poplars Curriculum- Computing                                                                   


Here at Poplars Farm Primary, we are committed to ensuring children are provided with rich, deep learning experiences that balance all the aspects of computing. With technology playing a huge role in society, especially education today, we believe that ‘Computational thinking’ is a skill that children must be taught for them to be able to participate effectively and safely in this digital world. Computing has deep links with all areas of the curriculum including mathematics, science and design and technology. It provides children with insights into both natural and artificial systems and equips our pupils to use creativity to understand and change the world.

At  Poplars Farm, pupils are given the opportunity to access technology from Nursery right through to Year 6 with access to iPads, Chromebooks, laptops and interactive whiteboards, allowing them to continually practise and improve their ICT skills. This promotes our pupils becoming digitally literate, enabling them to express themselves and develop their ideas through information and computing technology, safely and at a level which is suitable for building their futures in this ever changing digital world. Pupils communicate and work collaboratively  with our school partners, both at a national and international level, using digital tools and applying their knowledge gained for a real purpose.


The Big Ideas in Computing

  1. Understand and apply the essential concepts of Computer Science, including algorithms, coding and data representation.

  2. Analyse problems and have practical experience of working with programs and technology  in order to solve real world problems.

  3. Evaluate and apply information technology to solve problems. Assess which technology best supports learning for different purposes. 

  4. Communicate ideas by utilising applications and devices through all areas of the school curriculum. Utilising technology as a means of sharing learning to both local and global communities.

  5. Safety awareness and practical knowledge of how to keep people and  information safe on the internet.  

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