Computing at Elms Farm
Computing is an important part of the curriculum at Elms Farm Primary School and is taught from Nursery to Year 6. Important skills, which are necessary to support the pupils in their future lives, are taught and developed each year.
Computing is embedded into other lessons taught across the curriculum and is used to enhance the learning process, with a variety of websites, apps and software to facilitate this. In EYFS we follow the Barefoot Computational Thinking scheme of work and in key stages 1 and 2 we follow the Teach Computing scheme of learning developed by the NCCE to deliver the computing curriculum. In addition to this, the EFPS curriculum includes a unit of touch typing and word processing in each year group from years 1-6.
The National Curriculum for Computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
- can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
- can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
- are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
At EFPS we aim to equip children with the knowledge and understanding of how to stay safe online. There are weekly class assemblies using the resources from National Online Safety which address the key safeguarding themes highlighted in KCSiE.