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Curriculum Intent for Computing

At Beckley CE Primary School, our aim is to provide high-quality computing education which equips children to become successful learners with the skills, knowledge, and computational thinking for an ever-changing digital world.

By the time they leave Beckley, children will be confident individuals, having gained key knowledge in both concepts and skills in the three main areas of the computing curriculum: computer science (programming and understanding how digital systems work), information technology (using computer systems to store, retrieve and send information) and digital literacy (evaluating digital content and using technology safely and respectfully).

E-safety is at the heart of all computing lessons and children will confidently know how to stay safe online and when using all kinds of technology.

The objectives within each strand support the development of learning across the key stages, ensuring a solid grounding for future learning and beyond. These strands are revisited repeatedly through a range of themes during children’s time in school to ensure the learning is embedded and skills are successfully.

Our intention is that Computing also supports children’s creativity and cross-curricular learning to engage children and enrich their experiences in school and as caring citizens in the world.

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