Technology is everywhere and will play a vital part in our students’ lives. Because of this, at Teignmouth Primary, we want to model and educate our pupils on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely.
We want our pupils to be creators and our broad curriculum encompassing computer science, information technology and digital literacy has been designed around this.
We want our pupils to understand that there is always a choice with using technology and as a school, we model the use of technology, including social media, in a positive way.
We recognise that the best prevention for a lot of issues facing children and the wider community within technology/social media, is through education hence why you will see the 3c’s embedded in our computing sessions as well as links in our PHSE discussions and providing supportive parental workshops.
Through CPD and staff engagement, we are continually building on as a school, our knowledge in the subject. With these skills, we will be able to encourage children to be creative in their use of technology and encourage a personal choice in their programming and designs. Thus developing them into skillful, respectful computer scientists.
At Teignmouth Primary, we use the Teach Computing schemes of work to support our teaching and learning in computing. Within the Teach Computing Curriculum, every year group learns through the same four themes which combine the 10 strands of the National Centre for Computing Education Taxonomy which has been formed from the necessary coverage outlined in the National Curriculum. Four strands will be completed for both year groups, each year following a rolling programme.
The four main strands are:
1.Computing systems and networks
3.Data and information
This approach allows us to use the spiral curriculum to progress skills and concepts from one-year group to the next.