Prospect Hill

Junior School

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To value and respect everyone in our school, in our community, and globally

  • Positivity
  • Resilience
  • Opportunities
  • Understanding
  • Determination

Multimedia & Computing

 

At Prospect Hill Junior School we believe that technology should be used to enhance teaching and learning and equip pupils to use computational thinking to be creative and solve problems. We also believe that computing skills need to be taught explicitly in each year group and that these skills need to become more advanced through the school to build on prior learning. Each year group has a specific set of skills; these cover basic computer skills and move onto coding and algorithms as the year progresses. We believe that it is important for children to ‘have a go’ in computing sessions as they can then debug if something does not work the first time. 

Another essential part of our computing curriculum is internet safety and online etiquette. We strive to create digital citizens who can successfully engage with communication technology and who have the skills to succeed in an increasingly digital world. 

 

Intent:

  • To be critical thinkers in an increasingly digital world
  • To be independent learners who can adapt to overcome problems
  • To develop a range of strategies for being safe online to know what to do if faced with problems or difficulties such as online bullying. 
  • To develop computer skills and become digitally literate so that pupils can 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. 

Our Computing curriculum covers these areas in each year group:

 

  • Independent user of ICT
  • Working on the internet
  • Coding

Here is the progression of skills sheet for 'Computing'. These skills are developed over Key Stage 2 and are either taught as part of our topics or taught as stand alone units...

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