Subject Leader: David Smith
The computing curriculum at Orston Primary School develops children’s understanding of the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and applying this knowledge through programming. It equips children with the skills needed to use, and express themselves and their ideas through information and communication technology - ensuring they are digitally literate.
Our overarching aims are to:
- Understand and apply the principles and concepts of computer science.
- Construct computer programs in order to solve problems.
- Are responsible, confident and creative users of ICT.
- Link computing to real life situations and mathematics, science and design and technology.
All our pupils undertake a 10 week coding and programming unit of work each year. which includes learning how to create
computer programs that will help them learn to collaborate with others, develop problem-solving skills, and persist through difficult tasks. They will study programming concepts, computational thinking, digital citizenship, and develop interactive games, animations and stories they can share. Pupils also build their own apps, learn to use presentation software and excel spreadsheets. In addition to this, our pupils learn about how to stay safe online and discuss how to respond to cyberbullying. We run annual enrichment activities that include Esafety week and hour of code.