Computing

This page provides details about what Computing looks like at Crayke Primary. It includes our Intent Statement, our coverage and progression document and our “jigsaw” explaining how teaching and learning in Computing links to our four core values of Friendship, Forgiveness, Respect and Determination.

The Computing Subject Leader is: Mrs Rayner.

Computing Intent Statement

Ensuring access to a rich, broad and balanced curriculum, based upon and framed by our school values of Respect, Determination, Friendship and Forgiveness, is at the heart of Crayke’s provision…

Rationale:

The fundamental aim of Crayke Church of England Primary School is to provide opportunities for children to develop as independent, confident, successful learners with high aspirations; creating citizens of the future who know how to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society.

Computing intent:

Being a Crayke digital citizen means that pupils learn:

  • Competence in coding for a variety of practical and inventive purposes, including the application of ideas within other subjects.
  • The ability to connect with others safely and respectfully, understanding the need to act within the law and with moral and ethical integrity.
  • An understanding of the connected nature of devices.
  • The ability to communicate ideas well by using applications and devices throughout the curriculum.
  • The ability to collect, organise and manipulate data effectively.

Computing implementation:

Meeting National Curriculum requirements, we deliver a rich, broad and balanced curriculum. Crayke ensures that children are exposed to different devices (I-pads, windows laptops and Google Chromebooks,) which support the teaching of the computing curriculum. The wider learning culture is promoted through our school values of ‘Determination, Respect, Friendship and Forgiveness’ and through a culture of our aspirational ‘Crayke Growth Mindset’.

We go beyond the Purple Mash computing curriculum, to ensure a cross-curricular approach to learning and applying day to day vital technical skills. Our progression of the skills we ensure are taught as a minimum, are attached.

EYFS:

The ‘Early Learning Goals linked to Purple Mash Resources’ document provides a useful tool to ensure that technology is embedded in different areas of learning in reception. Children in reception are taught how to use an I-pad and make use of ‘Mini Mash’ resources.

KS1 & KS2:

Using the National Curriculum and the Purple Mash computing scheme, (see attached), we follow the suggested mixed age Purple Mash 2-year rolling programme (Year A and Year B) This ensures that all key topics are covered and supports the progression of skills across our mixed age classes.

Work is stored electronically on Purple Mash with feedback given either verbally or electronically directly attached to their files.

Homework in Years 1 to 6 is set via a dedicated class ‘Google Sites’ page and submitted by the children via Google Classrooms.

Online Safety

Beyond the Purple Mash online safety units, we deliver additional online safety lessons linking directly to our PSHE scheme ‘1decision.’ This provides regular and explicit teaching about the importance of online safety. In addition to this, we respond swiftly to new threats as they arise, communicating these with parents via our school newsletter and including them as part of our teaching, where appropriate. In doing so, we believe that Crayke children are given the tools they need to be safe and respectful digital citizens.

Computing impact:

Learning in computing will be enjoyed across the school. Teachers will have high expectations and quality evidence will be presented in a variety of forms. Children will use digital and technological vocabulary accurately, alongside a progression in their technical skills. They will be confident using a range of hardware and software and will produce high-quality purposeful products. Children will see the digital world as part of their world, extending beyond school, and understand that they have choices to make. They will be confident and respectful digital citizens going on to lead happy and healthy digital lives. Impact will be measured by assessing against the Purple Mash progression of skills ‘I Can’ statements on Insight.

  • Taught, but not yet understood
  • Some evidence, but not yet secure
  • Objective secured
  • Working at greater depth

Crayke digital citizens will be able to demonstrate the essential characteristics of digital citizens detailed in the Intent section above.

They will successfully be able to:

  • Code: Developing an understanding of instructions, logic and sequences.
  • Connect: Developing an understanding of how to safely connect with others.
  • Communicate: Using apps and software to communicate one’s ideas.
  • Collect: Develop an understanding of databases and their uses.

They will use the school Christian values of Respect, Determination, Friendship and Forgiveness to drive their Computing attainment and show progress against the Purple Mash ‘I Can’ statements, alongside demonstrating aspiration, confidence, independence as they develop in to citizens of the future.

COMPUTING Units by Year group – mixed age classes

SoW Skills Checker Year 1

SoW Skills Checker Year 2

SoW Skills Checker Year 3

SoW Skills Checker Year 4

SoW Skills Checker Year 5

SoW Skills Checker Year 6