Computing at Junction Farm

At Junction Farm Primary School, we recognised the importance of understanding computing and technology from an early age. The modern world relies on computing in all aspects of life, so it is vital that our pupils are exposed and given opportunities to develop the vast skills and knowledge needed to be confidence and safe when using technology. This will prepare our pupils for everyday life, including their journey as life-long learners and their future careers.

Curriculum Intent:

  • To understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.
  • To analyse problems in computational terms and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.
  • To evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.
  • To be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
  • To be proficient and safe of all technology, including practice involving the internet.

Curriculum Implementation:

  • Classroom practice based on high quality pedagogy.
  • Access to a range of technologies and programs.
  • Enhanced curricular opportunities through after school clubs.
  • Components building on progression of knowledge, skills and vocabulary. Knowing more and remembering more.
  • Sequencing of components to build on prior knowledge and vocabulary in computing.
  • Ensure a fully inclusive curriculum that challenges children, supported by scaffolding.
  • Implement a strong and clear ethos within the school around the importance and safety of computing.
  • Quality assurance through scrutiny of work.
  • Offer support through CPD and specialist knowledge.
  • Formative assessment.

Curriculum Impact:

What do we want the impact to be?

  • Children will be confident in using a range of technologies and programs.
  • Evidence within Learning Journeys of progression, ensuring children know more and remember more.
  • Computing skills to be used cross-curriculum to support embedding of knowledge and skills.
  • Share with parents and stakeholders children’s accomplishments through the use of social media/Marvellous Me.

Progression of Knowledge

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Learning Journeys

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