Our vision at Parkfield is that all pupils should enjoy Computing and become confident, passionate and responsible users of technology both inside and outside of school. Through interesting, relevant and inclusive lessons, they will be able to leave Year 6 with a good understanding of how computers and the Internet work, along with being able to complete tasks on them creatively, independently and reflectively for a range of purposes and audiences.
The subject teaches knowledge, skills and understanding across three different areas:
- in information technology, pupils are taught how to use programs and computer systems to create and develop their ideas;
- in digital literacy, pupils are taught how to use online technologies safely, effectively and responsibly;
- in computer science, pupils are taught about the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming.
These show a summary of Computing knowledge progression across each of the four strands over the three primary phases - Y1/2, Y3/4 and Y5/6.
Year Group Progression
At Parkfield, pupils are predominantly taught Computing: knowledge, skills and understanding through a weekly, discrete, whole-class one-hour Computing lesson, as part of teacher's PPA cover (total ~39 hours each academic year). Wherever possible, we try to link these lessons into real-life contexts so that their content and skills are given a clear, meaningful purpose.
Our expectations are set high for pupils in lessons so that they are all given the opportunity to achieve and succeed as best as they can. Click the links below or in the sidebar to view a list of all the Computing lessons that are taught at Parkfield, detailing their learning intentions, specific National Curriculum links and teaching resources.