A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. 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, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
Here at YFPS we have developed a progression of skills document that ensure we teach computing in great detail in each year group. We understand the importance of building upon prior skills and our progression of skills allows each teacher to develop each child's skills year on year.
We use our progression of skills to allow us to teach computing through cross-curricular topics, allowing the children to develop a deep and rich knowledge of their topic.
At YFPS we montior the impact of each lesson and unit through computing books. Each unit begins with the progresion of skills that need to be taught in that unit. A record is kept of what is taught in that lesson and that unit through pictures of a range of children's work. After each unit, the children are assessed aginst the skills taught.