Elveden C of E Primary Academy Curriculum- Computing
At Elveden C of E Primary Academy, we want pupils to be MASTERS of technology. Our aim, which is
intertwined with our Christian vision, is to provide children with a confident attitude towards
computing and to provide them with memorable experiences that develop their sense of curiosity.
Technology is everywhere and will play a pivotal part in students' lives. Therefore, we want to model
and educate our pupils on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely. We want our
pupils to be creators not consumers and our broad curriculum encompassing computer science,
information technology and digital literacy reflects this. We want our pupils to understand that there
is always a choice with using technology and as a school we utilise technology (especially social
media) to model positive use. We recognise that the best prevention for a lot of issues we currently
see with technology/social media is through education. Building our knowledge in this subject will
allow pupils to effectively demonstrate their learning through creative use of technology. We
recognise that technology can allow pupils to share their learning in creative ways. We also
understand the accessibility opportunities technology can provide for our pupils. Our knowledge rich
curriculum has to be balanced with the opportunity for pupils to apply their knowledge creatively
which will in turn help our pupils become skilful computer scientists. We encourage staff to try and
embed computing across the whole curriculum to make learning creative and accessible.
By the time our students leave us, they will be well equipped with the skills and knowledge to
become valued citizens of the future and be able to explore the digital world safely with the
guidance of the Christian faith
We have a comprehensive progression document for staff to follow to best embed and cover every
element of the computing curriculum. The knowledge/skills statements build year on year to deepen
and challenge our learners. Our computing curriculum follows the National Curriculum through
Purple Mash scheme of work.
We encourage our children to enjoy and value the curriculum we deliver. We will constantly ask the
WHY behind their learning and not just the HOW. We want learners to discuss, reflect and
appreciate the impact computing has on their learning, development and well-being. Finding the
right balance with technology is key to an effective education and a healthy life-style. We feel the
way we implement computing helps children realise the need for the right balance and one they can
continue to build on in their next stage of education and beyond. We encourage regular discussions
between staff and pupils to best embed and understand this. The way pupils showcase, share,
celebrate and publish their work will best show the impact of our curriculum. We also look for
evidence through reviewing pupil’s knowledge and skills digitally and observing learning regularly.