At Cavendish Primary School, we want children to be masters of technology and not slaves to it.
Therefore, we want to model and educate our pupils on how to use technology responsibly, safely and in a positive manner. As part of our broad curriculum, children will be creators rather than consumers and this will be reflected by their learning of computer science, information technology and digital literacy. Our Computing curriculum teaches pupils the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. By using this knowledge, children will be able to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Our Computing curriculum will enable pupils to be digitally literate which will allow them to express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication.
All computing taught in our foundation stage setting is an integral part of the national curriculum’s learning objectives for the Understanding of the World framework. All children are assessed against the Early Learning Goals (ELGs) which underpin the curriculum planning for children aged three to five. Computing contributes to the ELG objectives of developing a child’s understanding of the world and the ways that they communicate.
As part of our computing curriculum, the school places a great emphasis on Internet Safety. This is done throughout the year with Safer Internet Day also being celebrated annually. In recent years, we have had the opportunity to invite KCOM into school to help us learn about networks and how the internet as well as parentzone who introduced Interland to KS2.