We recognise that technology plays a huge part in modern life and will only become more integral as our children grow up. Children’s access to technology outside of school varies widely and our aim is to equip every child to confidently use all forms of technology safely, as well as developing an understanding of how computers work.
At JKPS, we aim to develop children’s perception of technology as a tool for learning, innovation and discovery. Our curriculum aims to embed technology throughout all subjects and allow every pupil hands-on experience of a variety of hardware and software. We want all children to leave JKPS as responsible Digital Citizens, who feel confident using technology safely and securely.
The Primary National Curriculum for Computing can be split into three strands:
- Digital Literacy: Pupils learn how to express themselves and develop their own ideas through the safe and responsible use of technology.
- Information Technology: Pupils learn to use technology for functional purposes, researching and presenting information.
- Computer Science: Pupils are taught the principles of how computers work and learn about computer programming, from using Beebots in Year 1, to constructing computer games using SCRATCH in Year 6.
We teach each Computing strand discreetly, linking Computing lessons to our wider school curriculum wherever possible. Each half-term, every class will be learning the same strand of Computing and below is an overview of each year group’s computing curriculum, which demonstrates the progression of Computing skills from Year 1 through to Year 6.
Take a look at our curriculum map for Computing below, to give you an overview of what each year group will be learning across the academic year.
At JKPS we recognise the importance of teaching children how to stay safe online. Our pupils are taught E-safety sessions at the beginning of each computing unit, helping them use technology in a safe, responsible and healthy way. You can read more about our approach to keeping children safe online on our Safeguarding page.