Computing

Welcome to the Computing page, which details how this foundation subject is delivered at Old Buckenham Primary School.

In an increasingly digital world, our pupils need to be equipped with the necessary skills to be able to work, play and connect safely and effectively. Our computing curriculum meets this challenge by ensuring children are exposed to a broad array of technologies and programs, learning the tools needed to grow and develop as citizens of an Information Technology-based society, all the while learning how to keep themselves and their information safe and protected. From learning the crucial skill of typing in Key Stage 1, to using block coding in Lower Key Stage 2, through to understanding accuracy, bias and plausibility in data in Upper Key Stage 2, our children will build a rigorous array of technological knowledge, skills and understanding to help them play an effective and positive role in the digital society of the future.

All year groups from 1-6 at Old Buckenham Primary School will explore the same five areas of learning as part of the Computing curriculum, with the content becoming increasingly challenging as the years progress, but ensuring that it builds on previously learned skills:

  • E-safety and communication;
  • Algorithms and programming;
  • Data collection and handling;
  • Multimedia text, images, video and sound;
  • Technology in our lives.

Below are the relevant documents related to the teaching and learning of Computing at Old Buckenham Primary School:

  • Our computing curriculum overview, which shows how topics within the above five areas are spread across each year group (please note that topics may not necessarily be delivered in the order on the document, depending on how other subjects are arranged by class teachers);
  • The computing progression of skills document, which details the key knowledge and skills that pupils from Year 1 to Year 6 are to be taught whilst at our school;
  • Our Acceptable Use of ICT policy, which includes guidelines on the safe usage of ICT, remote learning programs and social media for staff and pupils while at school.

Here are some useful links that you and your children can use to help stay safe while online:

  • Think U Know, which includes fun and educational age-specific games and resources to help inform children about the benefits and drawbacks of being online;
  • NSPCC NetAware, which helps parents keep informed about the sites and apps their children are using, including age restrictions, safety features, privacy settings and sharing capabilities;
  • The UK Safer Internet Centre’s Young People (3-11) and Parents and Carers resources.

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