At Berkeley Primary School, we want all children to be safe, responsible and creative users of technology across the curriculum. Children are growing up in an ever evolving technological world and therefore it is vital that they have a knowledge of key computing concepts (declarative knowledge) and in turn learn transferrable skills (procedural knowledge) to allow them to adapt to the new technologies they will encounter in their education and work lives.
Our Curriculum is divided into three main strands: Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy.
In the EYFS pupils develop their computational thinking skills through activities in other subjects. This includes sequencing events or images, ordering numbers and activities involving repeated patterns. They also begin to recognise technology that they use at home and in the classroom including cameras, remote control cars and programmable toys.
We have implemented many units from 'Teach Computing' Curriculum from the NCCE in Year 1-6, with some adaptations to meet the needs of our pupils. This is a spiral curriculum which builds on key knowledge year on year whilst applying previously taught skills in different programs and software. Our computing curriculum is available at the top of the page.