At Seaton Sluice First School, we provide high-quality computing education that equips our pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to be able to understand and shape the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, design and technology; it provides insights into both natural and artificial systems.
We understand that technology is everywhere and will play a key role in our students’ lives. Therefore, we want to model and educate our pupils on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely. Our broad curriculum encompasses computer science, information technology and digital literacy. We recognise that the best prevention concerning issues we currently see with technology/social media is through education. Building our knowledge in this subject will allow pupils to effectively demonstrate their learning through creative use of technology. Staff at Seaton Sluice First School embed computing across the whole curriculum to make learning creative and accessible.
At Seaton Sluice First School, we believe that our computing curriculum encourages our children to think in both a logical and creative way to solve problems and understand the world in which we live. Here at SSFS, we believe it is of utmost importance to equip our children with a strong foundation of the skills they need for their future at middle school, high school and the wider world of work.
At the heart of our computing curriculum is the cultivation of a breadth and depth of knowledge about understanding how digital systems work and becoming digitally literate. Children are supported in developing their analytical and evaluative skills through analysing problems and applying their skills practically to create and improve computer programs. Throughout our curriculum, the importance of being responsible users of digital technology and being discerning in evaluating digital content is prevalent. At the core of computing is computer science within which children apply the knowledge they have gained in a practical way using programming.
Computing is taught weekly and is taught using a coherently planned and logical sequence of planning. The curriculum is progressive and is designed to help children build upon their knowledge and apply it confidently in a range of contexts throughout their education with us.
We encourage our children to value and enjoy the curriculum, which we deliver as a school. We want our children to feel equipped to question what they see every day in the digital world as well as understand the processes behind it. We want our SSFS children to discuss, reflect and appreciate the impact computing has on their learning, development and well-being.
It is our belief that the aspirations for every child must be high in order for our children to enjoy the best possible outcomes following their initial education in computing. This will equip our children to succeed in a digital world beyond our school and thrive in an ever-changing future workplace.
We look for evidence to review the strength of our computing curriculum through reviewing pupil’s knowledge and skills digitally, as well as observing learning regularly.