Computing at Folly View Primary School
For children to be confident, creative, flexible and responsible in their use of information technology to communicate, share, organise and produce their own digital content including multimedia, digital texts, programming and organising data. Children will understand the positives and pitfalls of information technology and make safe healthy choices about when it is and isn’t appropriate to use information technology.
From the Computing Subject Leader
Hi - I'm Miss Cossey and I am the Computing Subject Leader at Folly View Primary School. Children often see me supporting staff and children with the use of computers and technology around school, and sharing my interest in helping others feel capable when using technology and digital devices. I strongly believe that as our world becomes increasingly reliant on technology, it is important for the children at Folly View Primary School to become adaptable, flexible and able to use technology to safely communicate, entertain, organise information, research and be creative. Computing is a subject that can link to so many others - whether it is creating stories linked to English work through typing our own digital texts or animations made by programming on ScratchJr, or using art and paint programs to create artwork in the style of artists such as David Hockney who has created many works of art on his iPad. By the time children leave Folly View Primary School, children will have the confidence to use the internet safely to share their learning and ideas with others and understand the importance of sharing any concerns with trusted grown-ups.
Computing Policy and Long Term Plan
National Curriculum for Computing and Education for a Connected World
Our learning objectives for our Computing Curriculum Map are taken from National Curriculum for England - Computing in Key Stages 1 and 2 which can be found below. We have also included the Education for a Connect World framework by the UK Council for Internet Safety (UKCIS) which our online safety scheme of work by National Online Safety is based on. Both of these documents also highlight the progression knowledge, skills and understanding as children progress beyond our school.
Computing Knowledge Organisers
We have created these Computing Knowledge Organisers to highlight key vocabulary and skills that are explored in Computing lessons at Faringdon Infant School. These are a good resource that gives an insight into what children are learning as they begin learn new concepts and how they can use technology for a variety of purposes.