If you would like further information about our Computing curriculum, please contact the school:
The school’s Computing Leader is Miss L. Hodgson
The Computing Vision
The Sandford Hill Primary School Computing curriculum will provide our children with the opportunities to become digitally literate. We understand the immense value technology plays not only in supporting the Computing and whole school curriculum but also in the wider digital world.
The Aims for Technology:
- To understand and use appropriate and specific Computing vocabulary (tier 3 vocabulary).
- Provide an exciting, rich, relevant and challenging Computing curriculum for all pupils.
- Enthuse and equip children with the capability to use technology throughout their lives.
- Give children access to a variety of high quality hardware and software.
- Instil critical thinking, reflective learning and a ‘can do’ attitude for all our pupils, particularly when engaging with technology and its associated resources.
- Use technology imaginatively and creatively to inspire and engage all pupils.
- Teach pupils to become responsible, respectful and competent users of data, information and communication technology in line with the Education for a Connected World e-Safety scheme of work.
- Equip pupils with skills, strategies and knowledge that will enable them to reap the benefits of the digital world, whilst being able to minimise risk to themselves or others. (e-Safety)
An overview of Computing at Sandford Hill
Welcome to Computing at Sandford Hill where we are committed to providing children with the skills and knowledge needed to support their existence in a digital world. Our Computing curriculum ensures our children are provided with opportunities to become digitally literate in a world that is rapidly changing as technology evolves.
We place our children’s safety at the forefront of our Computing vision and our comprehensive e-Safety policy and curriculum ensures our children are equipped with the knowledge to become responsible and safe users alongside making positive contributions online. Our e-Safety curriculum covers the eight aspects of online education as outlined in the ‘Education for a Connected World’ guidance.
As a school, we have chosen to follow the Purple Mash Computing Scheme of Work. This supports our teachers in delivering fun and engaging lessons which help to raise standards and allow all pupils to achieve to their full potential. The scheme of work meets the national vision for Computing and it provides immense flexibility and strong cross-curricular links. To support our school vision and value of providing children with the opportunities to become digitally literate, there is an expectation that Purple Mash is used as a teaching tool to support all curriculum subjects across the school, not just Computing.