The use of information and communication technology is an integral part of the national curriculum and is a key skill for everyday life. At Kitwell, we want to model and educate children on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely. Our computing curriculum includes three pillars of computing: computer science, information technology and digital literacy.
Each class has an available weekly slot in our ICT suite. Children can use desktop computers to learn through the BGFL 365 entrust scheme of work. The BGFL 365 is a child-friendly platform that helps children learn computing skills including coding, word processing and creating digital media. Our learning is often cross-curricular and technology helps us to research, create and present information for our learning across the curriculum.
As BGFL 365 is a cloud-based platform, children’s digital work can be stored on the virtual cloud. This is checked by teachers, who complete termly assessment grids for the class. Those who are identified as needing more support are highlighted and support is then given in the following term.
When children leave us at the end of Year 6, we want them to have the skills and knowledge to become digitally literate and responsibly active participants in a digital world.
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Computer science and programming progression map of skills and content
Collecting and presenting information progression map of skills and content
Data handling, databases and spreadsheets progression map of skills and content
Digital literacy progression map of skills and content
Link to National Online Safety Website