Computing

At Mead, our children are computational thinkers who are digitally literate and safe on the internet.

Knowledge:

We aim for our children to be able to understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including logic, algorithms and data representation.

Skills:

Children will use their knowledge to write computer programs and debug code. They will be able to analyse problems in computational terms and be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

Enrichment:

We promote resilient, safe learning through the use of Google Classroom, digital leaders and and weekly challenges and tasks through Mathletics. The children participate in themes days around E-Safety and

Long Term Plan

The computing aims at Mead are spilt into three principles across both Key Stages: Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy.

Area Key Stage 1 Aims Key Stage 2 Aims
Computer  Science (CS)-Understand what algorithms are; how they are  implemented as programs on digital devices; and that  programs execute by following precise and unambiguous  instructions 
– Create and debug simple programs  -Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple  programs
-Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or  simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts 
– Use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms  of input and output 
– Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct  errors in algorithms and programs 
-Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple  services, such as the World Wide Web 
-Appreciate how [search] results are selected and ranked
Information  Technology (IT)Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store,  manipulate and retrieve digital content– Use search technologies effectively 
-Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of  digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish  given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information
Digital Literacy  (DL)– Recognise common uses of information technology  beyond school 
– Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping  personal information private; identify where to go for  help and support when they have concerns about content  or contact on the internet or other online technologies
– Understand the opportunities [networks] offer for communication and collaboration –
Be discerning in evaluating digital content 
-Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable  behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact