Computing is an integral part of our everyday life and will play an immeasurable part in our children’s futures. At Lidget Green Primary School, we want to provide all of our children with the skills and knowledge to thrive in a world increasingly dependent on computing. As computing technology underpins today’s modern lifestyle, it is essential that all pupils gain the confidence and ability that they need in this subject, to prepare them for the challenge of a rapidly developing and changing technological world.
Our Computing curriculum is designed to develop skills which are built upon each year. Computing is incorporated throughout the curriculum ensuring that our children become digitally literate and are able to develop their ideas in a way that will enable them to become successful digital citizens in primary school, secondary school and in the future workplace.
We believe that it is imperative that all of our key stakeholders are aware of the benefits and risks of the internet and know how to safeguard themselves and our children in this area.
As part of our Computing Curriculum, we use a comprehensive scheme of work to teach aspects of Online Safety explicitly throughout the year. Project Evolve is an online based scheme of work which is constantly ‘evolving’ to ensure the online safety messages that children and young people are being taught are delivered in a way that is appropriate and meaningful, that encourages reflection and generates positive outcomes, and that is updated regularly to reflect the changing world.
Online Safety content is separated into eight strands which are taught throughout the year, covering the ‘4Cs’: content, contact, conduct and commerce at a level appropriate to the year group.