With technology playing such a significant role in society today, we at New Brancepeth Primary School strive to prepare our children with the necessary knowledge and skills to allow them to participate effectively and safely in the digital world.
Our high-quality computing curriculum has been divided into three key areas: Computer Science (programming and understanding how digital systems work); Information Technology (using computer systems to store, retrieve and send information) and Online Safety. Click here to view our Online Safety Long Term Plan. 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, children are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content.
At New Brancepeth Primary School, our bespoke curriculum is delivered using a blocked curriculum approach. Children are taught discrete computing lessons, where the skills and knowledge that are fostered are cumulative, progressive and transferable throughout other subjects.
We want our children to be able to operate and thrive in the 21st century. This is why the subject-specific knowledge and skills developed in our Computing curriculum equip children with experiences which will prepare them for secondary school, further education and future workplaces.
We monitor Computing at our school by close discussion with colleagues, work scrutiny and lesson observations to ensure that children are working at the required standard.